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Racism Poems

Racism Poems. Read and share great examples of poetry about racism. This list of poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples for racism.

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My heart skips a beat and I lose my breath
When I think of his life of sacrifice
And his crusade for human rights
Leading the revolution against apartheid
With rare tenacity and might
A lawyer by trade a pacifist by nature
Standing for truth and...Read More
Categories: racism, africa, appreciation, celebrity, courage, freedom, integrity, wisdom,
Form: Ode

Hallo, 'ello Mate, Hi and Howzit
Greeting people on the street
Reason cannot assess how
Even a quick American "hi" in retreat
Elevates someone's mood, and the State's
Truth be told, can't say how Americans started
Ice-breaking among strangers on the street
Now, in England, silence (on tubes) is not rude
Given...Read More
Categories: racism, america, appreciation, bible, black african american, blessing,
Form: Acrostic
Dis-G-RACE senryu20200125
(THANK U Charlie Smith and Inspirers on PS) Senryu20200125

Du Bois said it's RACE
Jesus is the face of Grace
Grace can dis-G-race RACE...Read More
Categories: racism, anti bullying, appreciation, bible, forgiveness, jesus, race,
Form: Senryu
SOUTH AFRICA SINKS senryu20200124 Number3: IT POURS
after Mandela
nice laws - then Blacks play race card -
merit drowning with discards...Read More
Categories: racism, 6th grade, anti bullying, betrayal, black african
Form: Senryu
Premium Member Reasonable Balance
A rational frame of reference
for multicultural Taoism,
preferred by UniversalYang
and deferred with UnitarianYin,
regards experiences of systemic racism
and white straight male privilege
not only within each individual,
but within each community,
each faith community,
each ecopolitical energy-organizing sector
across this global EarthTribe.

This Taoistic reason/feeling approach
to big systemic...Read More
Categories: racism, community, earth, health, integrity, political, psychological, religion,
Form: Political Verse

Premium Member Home is Not
Home is not an iron fence
or a nation’s bullish confidence.
Home is not the salt we sweat
in conflict, nor the traveller met
with distrust and intransigence.

Home is not immune to time
or compromise; no sacred line
partitions it from otherness.
And home is not the...Read More
Categories: home, political, racism,
Form: Rhyme
Outside The Line
There is a line which none can see
a line which bends eternally
a line which circles my friends and me
and those who are endeared to me

But what of those outside that line
what of their grieved and worried minds
their daily lives bereft...Read More
Categories: care, community, extended metaphor, poverty, racism, symbolism,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member He Expected the Worst in Everyone
He had a perpetual angry sneer
A lip that curled and an attitude that said
Back off

Expressed dissatisfaction with you 
before you reached his eye level
you could feel his disgust

He expected the worst in everyone
Substandard treatment, racism, sexism,
and all the other isms

He...Read More
Categories: racism, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade,
Form: Free verse
Manifest Destiny
Manifest Destiny
by Michael R. Burch

When you were in my house
you were not free—
in chains bound.

Manifest Destiny?

I was wrong;
my plantation burned to the ground.
I was wrong.
This is my song,
this is my plea:
I was wrong.

When you are in my house,
now, I am...Read More
Categories: racism, america, black african american, brother, history, humanity,
Form: Verse
Premium Member I'm inferior to flora
I'm from human
the best Fauna!

I hate black skin 
I love aristocratic white

I'm with my favorite rottweiler puppies
by the flowers garden
where I find 
beautiful flowers are liberal, 
lavishly spread the aroma for all 
without discrimination

Oh! I'm inferior to flora!

-January 22, 2020...Read More
Categories: irony, racism,
Form: Free verse
Martin Luther King Jr
His dream still echoes 

Through our lands and our bodies 

Like seeds in the earth

...Read More
Categories: america, humanity, racism,
Form: Senryu
Premium Member LeftBrain Trauma
My leftbrain deductive reason
now sadly sees 16/20,
since 2016 a patriarchal white privileged hierarchy
of orthodox RightWing religious social history,

Where I am either egomaniacally at the self-righteous top
of my competitive win/lose hierarchical game,
or I am a victim,
bleeder prey,
mortally morally wounded,
living in the...Read More
Categories: earth, health, humanity, humor, political, psychological, racism,
Form: Political Verse
Categories: racism, 12th grade, 1st grade, 4th grade, 5th
Form: Prose
Why are you prejudice
Why do you discriminate
Why do you hate
It's time for us to debate
Just you wait
I am about to alternate
The things that racism
Love to activate
Did you know it's wrong to hate
Don't even try to debate
Hate cannot educate all it...Read More
Categories: racism, anger, culture, hate, race, religion,
Form: Free verse
Oblivion, Thou Dark Star
*****This poem was inspired through the idea of there being no life after death, or the belief in atheism. In recent years more and more young people are commiting suicide; recent studies have shown that there is a commonality between...Read More
Categories: racism, atheist, death, metaphor, sleep, suicide,
Form: Classicism
Premium Member Reflection On An Aging Nomad
I finally finished retiring four years ago,
a process that started in my mid-fifties
due to late adopting kids with special needs,
including needs for me to be home
to personally walk them on,
harness them in,
and wheel them back off, their diverse buses
and robotic...Read More
Categories: racism, age, health, integrity, relationship, religion, retirement, river,
Form: Political Verse
Thesaga of Suzanne the snowflake and Cyril the racist ware squirrel part 2
And there the story might have ended 
But the bite on Suzanne's thumb 
Throbbed and became distended, 
'I must say, I feel a little rum', 
she said and lay down on her bed, 
but as she fell asleep a patch...Read More
Categories: racism, allegory, analogy, animal, england, irony, political, snow,
Form: Light Verse
The Saga of Suzanne the snowflake and Cyril the racist ware squirrel part 1
Cyril is a squirrel that comes from the Wirral, 
he looks cute and furry but he's gone a bit feral, 
Cyril dislikes foreign squirrels, 
won't hear no ifs or buts, 
he says the tide of squirrelgrants are going to have...Read More
Categories: allegory, animal, irony, political, racism, snow,
Form: Light Verse
Broken Glass
We drink to Life. L'chaim. Summer smiles
In Leah's eyes, June sunlight gently glowing.
The glass waits on the earth, bowl, base, and stem 
Remembering. Then, shards beneath 
My foot. Then, Mazel tov, the guests all cry. 
God send you many sons....Read More
Categories: jewish, racism, religion,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member Victims
By: Tom Wright

As victims, some people themselves, will paint, 
It’s simply a way of voicing their complaint.
Portraying a mountain, not the hill of a mole,
Gaining public sympathy is the unstated goal.

A narrative produces words, rapid and profuse,
The aim is to...Read More
Categories: life, perspective, racism,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Lady Liberty is Weeping
Justice is blind and sleeping,
Lady Liberty is weeping; 
We are lying to ourselves 
about the state of our society;

Lurking like an ugly word 
broadcasted upon a neon sign, 
saying ‘Are you sure it’s safe for you?
The people there are all...Read More
Categories: political, prejudice, race, racism,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Positive Teams and Allies
My sanctuary
includes an anti-racism team.

Our closest synagogue ally
has an anti-defamation league.

Both my Team
and our League
are against contempt for Earth
and all Her natural/spiritual Tribes and Systems,
Networks and PassionStories.

We are composed of anti-patriarchal feminists
not against non-violent actions,
and against non-verbal 
and verbal
and pre-verbal
and...Read More
Categories: racism, anti bullying, games, health, integrity, peace, wisdom,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member A Climate of Integration
religious and secular,
extended families,
property owners,
owned properties
are caught in,
invested in,
an inescapable network
of climate mutuality,
multicultural communion,
camouflaged in a single Earth habitat
of green-blue spectral destiny

Climate injustice anywhere
is a threat to health
and justice
and peace

There are some climates
in our social
economic racist system
to which all EarthDwellers
ought...Read More
Categories: racism, destiny, dream, earth, earth day, health, humanity,
Form: Political Verse
20 years ago, I attempted this "sonnet" (c) Deo

Ebullient, animated anticipation
That delicious delay as I await the words
Precious and precise cascades of persuasion
In reference, refrain, in resonance of records
I have waited weeks, fattening into a month
Although words come, I have...Read More
Categories: racism, 12th grade, africa, bible, blessing, immigration, inspiration,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member America by the Square Foot
America By the Square Foot

We here in this part of the country, 
love God and stand for the flag. 
We here in this part of the country, 
honor the military, 
help widows and orphans...
and tar and feather, 
lowlife liars, 
posing...Read More
Categories: racism, abuse, depression, devotion, discrimination, emotions, independence day,
Form: Narrative