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Race Poems | Examples of Race Poetry

Race Poems - Examples of all types of race poetry to share and read. This list of new poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, and famous poem examples for race.

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Somehow That Makes Me Racist, Part II
...I have a next door neighbor who is not the same color as me, but I never much thought of that, he easy-going, friendly. We both got along well-enough, until his sister did move in, and brought along a yapping dog who’s...Read More
Categories: race, corruption, culture, how i
Form: Rhyme

Somehow That Makes Me Racist, Part I
I bought myself an ice scream stand, that kind that every small town has, and summer was coming quickly, so I needed workers, and fast. But I did my due diligence, I checked into people’s backgrounds, found one man was an...Read More
Categories: race, corruption, culture, how i
Form: Rhyme
Primed with tenacity Predisposed to worry Performed at a brisk speed Persistent character Promotes new ideas Perserves one's energy Precures one's future goal 04.08.2021 Sponsor Kim Merryman Contest Pleiades P Poetry Contest...Read More
Categories: race, anxiety, fear, inspirational, perspective,
Form: Verse
wrong color of skin
Once upon a time, there was a little girl, who liked to wear skirts. The people in the streets didn't like the view of the girls legs hue. "The sun is calling you", "You shine in the dark", "You're whiter than the milk, "Your...Read More
Categories: race, anti bullying, beauty, bullying,
Form: Free verse
born defective
I come from the land of coffee, plastic breasts and nonsense, drugs and narco past, very proudly they'll exalt. Woman so pretty as blow-up doll, got so many surgeries, you don't know what you touch. Reality or banality, inflatable,...Read More
Categories: race, community, identity, immigration, political,
Form: Free verse

The Invisible Horse
There once lived an invisible horse Who ran on a track with force But nobody knew He won first place too With a trail of poop on the course! ...Read More
Categories: race, animal, funny, horse, humor,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Color-blind No More
I have a dream intoned Reverend King So many folks then smiled and beamed But things are no more what they once seemed a color-blind society's no longer esteemed...Read More
Categories: america, change, history, race,
Form: Rhyme
odds on favourite
assigned to a track race is but a game we play ~ handicapping...Read More
Categories: horse, race, racism,
Form: Senryu
Premium Member Ruby's Walk
Flanked by four marshals, Ruby walked to school. She was called names yet she walked and walked tall for many black children who have a dream to walk wherever, without four marshals. 2/25/2021...Read More
Categories: america, discrimination, race,
Form: Tetractys
Premium Member Love You Messages
When the StraightWhite Patriarchal President sent out his Praise and Thanks Message "We love you" to those who would cathartically enjoy beheading VicePresident St. Peter's Pence hates homophobic St. Paul, This felt like too much tolerating an unconstitutional intolerable absence of basic...Read More
Categories: race, health, love, peace, political,
Form: Political Verse
Let me rephrase that
First Corinthians chapter twelve verse twenty-five: Care! (undivided!) in tilling a field, there's as much dignity as in writing a poem! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Adapted from quote by Booker T. Washington: "No race can prosper till it learns that there is as much dignity in...Read More
Categories: race, africa, america, bible, farm,
Form: Haiku
Today it’s Pancake Day and there’s to be a pancake race Entrants are on the starting line with a smile upon their face Old Ted ‘s ready with his frying pan, he is a fat old josser but...Read More
Categories: food, humorous, race,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Lineage
to be silent even though it might hurt our ancestors, our sons and daughters to I feel the fangs of dogs ripping their shirts the hoses of hatred drowning our roots the hats we wear those imperial crowns will silence...Read More
Categories: race,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member The Call of The Peacemaker
So as I was trying to study unsuccessfully all day, attempting to get ready for tomorrow, I finally gave up. The following came out instead. Funny how it is with me. I read a post...Read More
Categories: race, america, black african american,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member More Than Race
In spite of the day by day signs of man’s bitter degradation, there were many in the South who somehow still failed to see the endless pain of segregation. From the viewpoint of those who...Read More
Categories: america, family, race,
Form: Narrative

Specific Types of Race Poems

Definition | What is Race in Poetry?