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Sardine Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormFormCategories  
Shakespeare Turning Over in His Grave Panagiota Romios Rhyme Rhyme sardine, inspiration, poetry, poets,
Monsoon Turbulence FABIYAS M V Free verse Free verse sardine, sea,
Branded Robin Regan Free verse Free verse sardine, change,
Argh An Errant Stray Left Parenthesis matthew harris Free verse Free verse sardine, 11th grade, 12th grade,
LIFE Thabang coleen Lyric Lyric sardine, anger,
Odyssey from Africa 14d Phil Salmon Narrative Narrative sardine, adventure, africa, history, mythology,
Animal Charm george seal Rhyme Rhyme sardine, animal, riddle,
Premium Member Poem The Sardine Barry Stebbings Rhyme Rhyme sardine, fish, humor,
But They Lived There Freddie Robinson Jr. Dramatic Verse Dramatic Verse sardine, history, prejudice, racism, truth,
My Blue Cheese is a Fishy Affair Subimal Sinha-Roy Rhyme Rhyme sardine, fish, food,
There Is A Brighter Side cheryl hoffman Limerick Limerick sardine, confusion, dog, work,
Odyssey from Africa 13b Phil Salmon Narrative Narrative sardine, adventure, africa, courage, endurance,
Laced to Kill Freddie Robinson Jr. Dramatic Verse Dramatic Verse sardine, perspective, spiritual, truth, wisdom,
Granny sat upon the time machine RAJAT KANTI CHAKRABARTY Limerick Limerick sardine, fun, funny,
Premium Member Poem Morning is broken Tony Kirk Free verse Free verse sardine, angst, work,
Premium Member Poem Bandits Fishy Tale Seren Roberts Rhyme Rhyme sardine, cat,
Wishes Gone Awry Philip Scheidel Rhyme Rhyme sardine, writing,
BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION Vivien Wade Rhyme Rhyme sardine, birthday,
Walking With My Mother Past Ursuline Convent and Orphanage kathy camacho Free verse Free verse sardine, memory, mother, sad, together,
My Mom and Her Home FABIYAS M V Free verse Free verse sardine, life,
Premium Member Poem FEAST OF THE BEAST - WRITTEN WITH LIN LANE JAN ALLISON Rhyme Rhyme sardine, cat, fish, humorous,
Feast of the Beast: Jan Allison and Lin Lane Lin Lane Rhyme Rhyme sardine, cat, fish,
Odyssey from Africa 1a Phil Salmon Narrative Narrative sardine, adventure, africa, history, humanity,
When Janu Saw An Apparition FABIYAS M V Free verse Free verse sardine, inspirational,
That Girl Timothy Sanchez Manzini Rhyme Rhyme sardine, baby, how i feel,
Premium Member Poem Anacreontic Verse The Grunion Are Running Connie Marcum Wong Lyric Lyric sardine, fish, fun, summer,
Treasure Hunt Lindsay Laurie Rhyme Rhyme sardine, humor,
Premium Member Poem AND WE ARE STILL HERE millard lowe Prose Poetry Prose Poetry sardine, allegory, america, analogy, black
a little fish jan oskar hansen Blank verse Blank verse sardine, imagination, islamic,
Big Red Bellied Black Snake Lindsay Laurie Rhyme Rhyme sardine, family, farm,
the racial issue jan oskar hansen Blank verse Blank verse sardine, absence, abuse, adventure, africa,
Captured by the Creek Lindsay Laurie Rhyme Rhyme sardine, nature, water, drug,
treasure hunter jan oskar hansen Burlesque Burlesque sardine, humor, humorous,
On the Seastreak ilene bauer Rhyme Rhyme sardine, boat,
Alligator Charm Christine Phillips Didactic Didactic sardine, love, wisdom,
the mermaid and her lover jan oskar hansen Sonnet Sonnet sardine, humor, love,
SANGUINE Kolawole Ogunfowokan Lyric Lyric sardine, funny, me,
Breathtaking Imperfections Nnaemeka Oruh Narrative Narrative sardine, sad, class, class,
tension brewing andrew delapruch Free verse Free verse sardine, life,
Have A Sardine Steven Beesley Sonnet Sonnet sardine, family, food, children, funny,
Foolish Footles From the Natural World Tim Ryerson Footle Footle sardine, funny, nature,
Crowded ilene bauer Rhyme Rhyme sardine, travel, urban,
A Huge Surprise - collaboration with Andrea Dietrich Black Eyed Susan Tail-rhyme Tail-rhyme sardine, life,
Premium Member Poem A Huge Surprise Andrea Dietrich Tail-rhyme Tail-rhyme sardine, people,
Premium Member Poem Super Grouper, Sardine Party Pooper James Fraser Limerick Limerick sardine, animals, funny, nature, sea
Fine Fishing Tahera Mannan Limerick Limerick sardine, funny
Once Jeff Troyer Free verse Free verse sardine, political,
Thunder Road Erica Gould Couplet Couplet sardine, adventure
THE COMING KINGDOM Ameh Comrade Godwin Narrative Narrative sardine, allegory
Premium Member Poem SUMMER PUNCH Brian Strand Epulaeryu Epulaeryu sardine, food, seasons

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Sardine Poem Example

AND WE ARE STILL HERE

AND WE ARE STILL HERE…
While beating our drums—singing, dancing
and giving praises to the Most High
for family harvest, peace and love,
we blinked—became victims
of colonial rape—stolen from the womb
of our Motherland; snatched like babes
from their mother’s uterus; umbilical cords
severed and thrown away—not buried…

Stacked sardine style
in the fecal bowels of ships—
with desecrated faith flags flying
and given blessings to return safely—some 
of us survived the devil’s Middle Passage
Hell—stolen walking dead cargo
reaching the bidding blocks to be sold
into the dreaded dark death of slavery.   

Blood soaked cotton fields claimed
countless lives, wrought to death
to sustain a weary worn nation;
others dangled like strange fruits
from the branches of lynching trees;
and there were those who were fried
like beacon during clan kinky follies.

Yet, we are still here—pushing onward;
and we shall not be moved.

(Nobody Knows The Troubles I’ve Seen…)

Yes, chattel slavery, Jim Crow segregation,
racial discrimination and grazing game
to be stalked and shot down—
ethnic genocide—have all been
designed and practiced to wipe us out…


Yet, we are still here—pushing onward;
and we shall not be moved.

(Ain’t Gon’a Let No Body Lawdy, Turn Me ‘Round)

So rise up my children;
know who and whose you are—
Be aware and knowledgeable 
of the lies, mind tricks, and deceptions
your ancestors have survived—know
that you are the descendants
of great nation builders;
nation builders who have built a nation
within a nation; the black building bricks: 
the blood, sweat and tears of their lives.

My children, my children—truth’s blessings!
Know that you are heirs of something precious:
                                            a great heritage; a mighty ancestry—roots.
Know that you are not remnants of a dried creek bed;
rather, you are the flowing waters of a mighty river—
meandering through a great valley of ebony hued
healing humanity; rising—forgiving but not forgetting.

(Amazing Grace…I once was lost…)

Yes, with amazing grace, our river is still flowing;
taking us to a higher ground.  And we are still here.
And we shall not be moved—rooted in faith, planted
like a tree by the waters—we are here and God free.  And
we shall not be removed from the peace, love and unity
of our blessed humanity. Yes, we are still here to stay.  And
no devious devilish demise can up root our anchored present here.

(Like A Tree Planted By The Waters)

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