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Slavery Prose Poems

These Slavery Prose poems are examples of Prose poems about Slavery. These are the best examples of Prose Slavery poems written by international poets.


Black History Month, 2019
Born a slave in 1818 and escaped from slavery at the age of 20, Fredrick          ...

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Categories: america, christian, race, racism,



WHAT WESTERN EDUCATION DIDN'T TEACH US
Western education,
Taught us everything.....
Everything, that is......

It taught us about
Early man, slavery and slave trade 
It taught us to,
Slap holy water 
On our crouching brow

It taught...

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Categories: prose, africa, wisdom,

The Shadow of What Might Have Been
The Shadow of What Might Have Been

How many great things have died upon the wind?
Great songs torn from out a composers heart,
Their melodies fading with...

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Categories: prose, anxiety, christian, courage, wisdom,

Escape Plan
Slaves could not devise an escape plan until their thinking arrived in a free state of mind. Couldn't begin to break free from bondage that...

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Categories: black african american, slavery,

Unwashable Handshakes
White Faces
and We the People
go hand in hand.
White hands
 shake
white hands
without ever washing
their hands.
Handcuffs,
In God we trust
Affirmations
rendered on 
God's word
promotes equality
Yet,
same crime
different times
feels like
slavery after...

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Categories: prose, corruption, racism, slavery,

Premium Member Heirs Of The Struggle

Paradoxically, slavery showed equanimity—
Its suffering displayed no discrimination;
We all shared equally, its debilitation,
And were equally denied any sympathy
Over the Middle Passage odyssey;

Black men were prized;...

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Categories: prose, africa, black african american,

Delight
At once she paid a visit. In her colorful dress, so revealing and appealingly suited to her slendern torso. I to gaze the door way,...

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Categories: prose, appreciation,



Redacted Heritage

Being culturally erased is a painless procedure,
take away the native tongue 
and communication cease
Unable to give expression of a horrific new reality
to another kindred soul...

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Categories: prose, culture, perspective, slavery, truth,

Premium Member Dorm Love
Ours was daily mysterious,
sometimes near mystical, 
rapture;
a sensual yet platonic
dorm-mate love affair,
within the only male grad student corridor
at SFSU.

He was the presumably straight Vietnam veteran
southern...

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Categories: prose, culture, gender, history, love,

Happy Birthday America
Hello America.  I still have high and lofty hopes and dreams of you.           ...

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Categories: prose, america, birthday, evil, god,

Premium Member To The Sable Side of an Iago-American Mirror


Strange, yet a reality none the less:
the oppressed destroying themselves 
for the sake of the oppressor.

The battle of creatures of the sea
has now become that...

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Categories: prose, allegory, analogy, black african

Premium Member Woe Be Not Unto We In This New Staged Reality

Despair sought a captive audience;
hope showed up instead.

Faith handed out flyers;
gave grab bags for free courage.

Remembrance was the opening act;
its recall loaded with “That’s A...

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Categories: prose, allegory, black african american,

Premium Member We Ain't Forgotton

“WE AIN’T FORGOTTEN…”

You cried a smile
shadowing anger
beneath a canopy 
of love

Your necks filled nooses
tied with Christian knots
that never failed

Your wombs challenged
the holding holes
of sanctified graveyards

You...

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Categories: prose, allegory, america, black african

Premium Member With Eyes Stayed On The Prize
Out of you and me,
The colors of our skins
And our humanity,
Comes the scarred history
Of the home of the brave
And the land of the free;
Where it...

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Categories: prose, africa, allegory, analogy, black

Premium Member Woe Be Not Unto We In This New Staged Reality
Woe Be Not Unto We 
In This New Staged Reality

Despair sought a captive audience;
Hope showed up instead.

Faith handed out flyers. And
She gave grab bags for...

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Categories: prose, allegory, analogy, black african

Premium Member Creative Climates for ThinkingFeeling
We are each a new way of bilateral becoming and thinking
about what a mind with body is,
where these are headed,
individually,
and as a part.

Thinking about what...

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Categories: prose, health, math, paradise, political,

If this is freedom take me to Robinson Island
If this is freedom take me to Robinson Island

When shall we again sing the redemption songs?
The strings of freedom are long forgotten in my nation
Injustice...

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Categories: prose, patriotic, political, , cute,

Premium Member Dillen's Continuing DMV Adventures
I wrote a sad but true urban legend called “Dillen and the DMV” last week.
Here follows an update.

Background Review:

One of my health care employees, Dillen,...

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Categories: prose, betrayal, culture, health, humanity,

Premium Member Political Science of Organic Climatology
Political Science is the compare and contrast study
of governing authority powers
with concomitant economic responsibilities,
and...um...opportunities,
speaking perhaps too candidly.

Why not other powers,
nutritional loves that can be owned...

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Categories: prose, beauty, earth, health, love,

Premium Member Portraits of Racial Politics
“It is the custom of scholars when addressing behavior and culture to speak variously of anthropological explanations, psychological explanations, biological explanations, and other explanations appropriate...

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Categories: prose, culture, earth, health, love,


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