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Race Poems | Examples of Race Poetry

Race Poems. Below are examples of poems about race. This list of race poems is composed of the works of modern international poet members of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples of race poetry. This list of works about race is an excellent resource for examples on how to write race poems.

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List of Race Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
A Chicago Love Story curtis johnson Rhyme chicago, race, romance,
Jan Wins Again Rico Leffanta Limerick race, endurance, england, funny, humor,
Deliverance and Salvation Michael Thomas Free verse race, anger, anxiety, blessing, blue,
Tum jo routi jagdish bajantri Dramatic Monologue absence, allegory, race,
The Sailboat Race Darlene De Beaulieu Sonnet boat, race,
Premium Member Poem Crossing the White Line Freddie Robinson Jr. Free verse anxiety, color, psychological, race,
White Male Oliver Pierce Free verse race, discrimination, fear, gender, i
Premium Member Poem What's Your Hope Gerald Dillenbeck Political Verse race, gender, gospel, green, health,
Clive Gets Woke, Part II David Welch Narrative race, anger, change, growth, political,
Clive Gets Woke, Part I David Welch Narrative race, anger, change, growth, political,

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Changing Systems
by Gerald Dillenbeck
I'm reading this book called
"Systems Thinking for Social Change"
by David Strom.

Although this is not his paradigm of systemic choice,
He talks about WinWin strategizing
for optimal outcomes
Rather...

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Political Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: race, change, earth, health, peace,

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MINUTES
by Line Gauthier


minutes to start -
euphoric crescendo at
summer marathon



posted on September 12, 2018...

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Senryu | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: race, sports, time,

Highway Star
by Axl A.
A zooming car, a Speed King.
All day, all night.
All down the highway,
Racing with faces unknown
To prove what he’s got.
...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: race, music, poems, poetry, poets,

The nomads of the heart
by Mary Braithwaite
The Bedouins, refugees from other times
The places were they live are still the same
But other people founded States and took
The deserts where they roamed ,ancestral...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: allegory, perspective, political, race,

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Little
by arthur vaso
Little


is left
little breath
sagging stem
begging eyes
trains come, then depart
rancid smoke over grey fields
I am little
I saw it all
...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: race, angst, child, courage, gothic,

Racists Would Have Been Logical
by Adeleke Adeite
The most precious thing is breath;
It's the wall between life and death.
A universal and unifying energy
that gives mortal bodies synergy.
More than a mixture of elements,
It...

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Couplet | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: race, anti bullying, identity, inspiration,

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Letter to Ronald Hull on his comment on Diary Notes: Lament at Dawn
by T Wignesan
LETTER to RON" Diary Notes : Lament at Dawn - A Year Ago Yet Now No Change "
Reviewed by Ronald Hull
8/19/2018

"Quite a lament! The state...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: race, conflict, immigration, paris, political,

Lets Talk Stereotypes: Race
by Sil Ng
We are Latino, We are Hispanic, We are Black, Asian, Indian, Muslim
We are everything, everybody is everything
Yet you call me a terrorist, a rapist, a...

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I do not know? | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: race, 7th grade, 8th grade,

Mind Erase
by Todd Aguilar Jr.
Mind erase 
this money we chase
mind erase
this money we chase
these terms we are born to debt we face
different but the same case
the good life we...

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Lyric | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: race, change, endurance, money, patriotic,

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Horsemother
by Julie Grenness
Oh, great horsemother in the sky,
Here is a question from a bard, such as I!
Are you shooting a racing vet today?
Another horse was destroyed for...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: animal, horse, obituary, race,

Skin Bigot
by David Welch
It seems these days, across the land,
that the Klan has somehow got a tan.
Somehow, instead of being free,
folk now take pride in their bigotry.

They say...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: race, evil, how i feel,

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PAUL PARKINSEN WANTS TO DANCE AND RUN
by James Edward Lee Sr.
PAUL PARKINSEN WANTS TO DANCE AND RUN

                  ...

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Senryu | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: race, anxiety, character, conflict, dance,

Naps in Your Nice Hair
by Jasmine Koria
My hair fills the circumference of itself
And takes up space with little help
It goes the only way it knows
In tightly bound cornrows 

In church the...

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Sonnet | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: beauty, hair, race, racism,

Skin
by Kenneth R. Jenkins
Brown 
Black 
White 
Red 
That's the skin I am in 
My skin that I am in. 
Look real close 
What do you see? 
A human...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: color, race, racism, spoken

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My White Miss Must
by Freddie Robinson Jr.

My white Miss must
catch a whole lot of Jane grapevine grief
for mistletoe swinging
with a silverback Greystoke ape like me

My dreamy Snow White Miss must
take a...

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Romanticism | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: allusion, love, race, romantic,

Red Moon Dodge Viper
by Robin Carretti
R Red moon came to soon the red "Viper" love spoon 

E Energy trembles hearts race eluding like the Dodge Viper 

D Devil red bloody...

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Ballad | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: race, celebration, color, creation, imagery,

If The Constitution Should Crumble
by Mario Vitale
Charles Manson wanted to start the race war but he died
Malcom X was philosphical in his approach to civil right
Martin Luther King Jr did his...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: anxiety, art, race, rap,

You Ain't
by Tricia Lucas-Clarke
Absolute Truth

You ain't got it, you ain't got it
you think I am your kin.
God, why'd you have to judge me by the colour of my...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: judgement, race, rap, truth,

Religious Nonsense
by Rico Leffanta
A cleric in the Ku Klux Klan
Claims "White" must be God's "Chosen" man
But he prays with a frown
Since Jesus was brown
And the clay that made...

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Limerick | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: race, bible, bullying, discrimination, jesus,

Try Sipping Turquoise Tea
by Mike Gentile
If grass was hue of violet
     And buttercups were pink
That would be so beautiful
     I’d have to...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: beauty, color, image, race,