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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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Premium Member Poem Take out the Landry arthur vaso Free verse racism, evil, funeral, hate, november,
Premium Member Poem Avoiding the Elitist Within Gerald Dillenbeck Political Verse racism, culture, health, history, integrity,
surrounded by stupidity Amaris Vazquez Rhyme america, identity, racism, society,
Premium Member Poem The Amistad Mutiny Dennis Spilchuk Verse africa, america, history, racism,
Dream restriction JP Thomas Rhyme racism, abuse, africa, beach, dream,
Premium Member Poem Oscar-ku 40 -In the Heat of the Night Mark Toney Haiku racism, conflict, courage, murder, race,
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When Stockton Cried No Pasaran Steve Sant Political Verse conflict, march, prejudice, racism,
Hateful Exit Freddie Robinson Jr. Light Verse humorous, parody, racism, wisdom,
Premium Member Poem White Privilege Gerald Dillenbeck Political Verse racism, green, hate, health, love,
Deliverance and Salvation Michael Thomas Free verse racism, anger, anxiety, blessing, blue,

My 9-Line Life, 5 To 17
by curtis johnson
Born the fourth child in a four-room brick house on a large farm in northern Mississippi where cotton was king and hard cheap labor was...

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Narrative | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: america, childhood, poverty, racism,

We have same world together
by richard nnoli
we have same world together
I wish they understand
I wish they know 
I wish our people could 
be human in there eyes
cos they have bestowed
affliction 
and...

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Epic | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: racism, abuse, africa, corruption, humanity,

Let the kids play
by fauxcroft wade
Kids in the park at play

They do not judge in anyway

They don't distinguish

By race, colour or faith

All they want is just to play

And have some...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: racism, change, innocence, inspirational, kid,

FAKE King Harry Kane
by matthew harris
("FAKE") King Harry Kane...
also unknown as (D. Lucian Null)

Sprung from the best
     over active imagination damnedest
confection of this fictitious
  ...

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

Yet She Smiled
by Khalid Khan
She was soft and the winter snow
was out learning good deeds as we know.

Imprisonment or the dead penalty
nothing can affect the inner cruelty.

She was broken...

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Political Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: racism, aubade, dark, daughter, death,

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IF EVER I HAD A COUNTRY : LXIV and LXV
by T Wignesan
IF EVER I HAD A COUNTRY : LXIV - LXV


NOTE (facts to bear in mind while reading) : Under the French Penal Code, harm done...

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Dramatic Monologue | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: racism, allegory, anti bullying, corruption,

Synagogue Of Satan
by edward johnson
Lord a Rabbi said Africans
have no culture
Does he not know his religion
is an African religion

Synagogue Of Satan...

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

The Snow Angel
by Rico Leffanta
A Mormon in Salt Lake City
Was white as the snow and pretty
Bit it was her luck
To meet a young buck
More skilled in the nitty-gritty

So God...

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Limerick | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: racism, angel, culture, discrimination, god,

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SoulQueen Questions
by Gerald Dillenbeck
Are your customers
your students,
your patients and clients,
your constituents,
cash cows
and potentially bullish runaway viral markets?
Or cherished neighbors
and healthy allies?
Asked the newly retired Queen of Soul.

Are your...

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

GHOST OF EMMITT TILL SPEAKS
by Jack Peachum
d. Aug. 28, 1955

My name is Emmett Till—and, no, I will not go away—I will not!
It was long ago and far away— but not so...

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Dramatic Monologue | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: 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 a 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