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Racism Poems | Examples of Racism Poetry

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

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List of Racism Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
My 9-Line Life, 5 To 17 curtis johnson Narrative america, childhood, poverty, racism,
We have same world together richard nnoli Epic racism, abuse, africa, corruption, humanity,
Let the kids play fauxcroft wade Free verse racism, change, innocence, inspirational, kid,
FAKE King Harry Kane matthew harris Dramatic Verse racism, 11th grade, 12th grade,
Yet She Smiled Khalid Khan Political Verse racism, aubade, dark, daughter, death,
Premium Member Poem IF EVER I HAD A COUNTRY : LXIV and LXV T Wignesan Dramatic Monologue racism, allegory, anti bullying, corruption,
Synagogue Of Satan edward johnson Free verse racism, america, bible, black african
The Snow Angel Rico Leffanta Limerick racism, angel, culture, discrimination, god,
Premium Member Poem SoulQueen Questions Gerald Dillenbeck Political Verse racism, caregiving, culture, health, integrity,
GHOST OF EMMITT TILL SPEAKS Jack Peachum Dramatic Monologue racism, black african american, death,

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Colors
by Mark Massey
~The purest tint is but a canvas bare
in wait of rapture from the Master's brush,
for all the pigments from the palette share
in textured beauty as...

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

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: racism, anti bullying, identity, inspiration,

Unwashable Handshakes
by TS Lewis
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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Prose Poetry | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: corruption, racism, slavery,

Tree Ring Circus
by Rico Leffanta
Donald Trump was as stumped as a man can be
"How could LeBron James be anything like me?"
A wise old owl
Commenced to howl
"Quite different branches grow...

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Limerick | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: racism, black african american, culture,

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Dispossessed
by Roy Pett

Down and out, destitute 
In dire need , no help or
Support only war or dispute,
Poverty for those we adore,

Overlooked, become invisible 
Spiritually and morally 
Subjected...

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Acrostic | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: racism, abuse, conflict, discrimination, identity,

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Your Children Are Listening
by Caren Krutsinger
It is never fun to be the new kid.
If you are exude too much fun, you are labelled weird.
If you get excited and loud, the...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: abuse, feelings, racism,

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IF EVER I HAD A COUNTRY : XLVI and XLVII
by T Wignesan
IF ever I had a country : XLVI - XLVII

			XLVI

IF ever I had in Andromeda a country
And if ever by rights I were the Chief...

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Dramatic Monologue | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: racism, allegory, destiny, future, humanity,

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Poor Sam Hose
by Jeff Martin
Poor Sam Hose was tied to tree
Soaked in kerosene, lit a thousand degrees
His flesh roasting, the mob sliced off pieces
Laughing at his screams for mercy...

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Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: racism, black african american, evil,

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,

Remember the dream
by Taylor Holiday
“America is a melting pot”,
at least that’s what we thought.
Now, don’t try to be like, look like
anything that you’re not.

I’m white like Obama and
I’m black...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: racism, america, anti bullying, black

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Trade Wars
by Gerald Dillenbeck
Authoritarian DonaldJohn
authoritatively, yet irresponsibly,
declares the U.S. has the worst trade deal
in all of colonizing history.

I suppose
under his free autocratic authority
to re-interpret historic wealth
we were better...

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Political Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: racism, culture, gender, health, history,

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Untouchable II
by Gregory R Barden

I sip Long Island Tea, watch your bare knees upon the tiles,

          The suits and Blaneks...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: analogy, poverty, prejudice, racism,

Questions of Skin
by Todd Aguilar Jr.
Look into my eyes?

What do you see?

Do you see me?

Do you see a human being?

What is it that makes you hate me?

What makes you degrade...

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Lyric | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: racism, america, discrimination, immigration, integrity,

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Roseanne Barr
by Roy Pett


Roseanne Barr a funny lady, so sweet
until her true self appears in an awful tweet,
If the cause was Ambien she should try Horlicks
sleeping pills causes...

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Clerihew | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: racism, sad,

Onerous Ordeal
by matthew harris
(strike while the iron's hot, else...
up prize cold hard steel Goldfinger
rewind: the following case in point).

Believe me you (stranger out there
along the information super highway),
perhaps...

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Dramatic Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: racism, 11th grade, 12th grade,

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

Not Surprised
by TS Lewis
I am not surprised
by America's
surprisingly
old development
happening
in new developments
This is the reaction
of what happens
when black
reaches the white house
There's no more 
mass exodusse
of neighborhoods
or churches.
There's nowhere
else your...

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Prose Poetry | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: america, racism,

Be America Again
by Darlene Arment
Free from Independence of ignorance of hatred and the jealousy of ignorance of others to change the world. We have to open one's heart to...

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ABC | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: racism,

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NorthernWhiteMale Privileges
by Gerald Dillenbeck
Some people 
see reverse racism
as justified by genetic meritocracy
and historical seniority of sacred monocultural grace
not quite so generously bestowed
as one might more paradise
have multiculturally hoped.

So,...

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Political Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: racism, culture, earth, gender, hate,

Putheism
by Serge Lyrewing
You smoke, you drink, you have no wife,
It's Putin making your bad life.
And when it's hot, and when it's cold,
It's all Vladimir Putin's fault.

When you're...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: emotions, philosophy, political, racism,