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Slavery Poems

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List of New Poems

PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
Unspoken words Paul Kasolokera mkandawire Personification slavery, drug, inspirational, irony, motivation,
Slave Jane Shields Lyric sexy, slavery,
Apocalypse Gama leo ikfingeh Free verse slavery,
I Am Black History William Forchion Couplet slavery, beautiful, black african american,
Enslaved to the Rat Race Kristie Souanevichith Free verse slavery, america, dark, life, money,
Premium Member Poem The Best Slaveholders Billy TheKidster Rhyme money, slavery,
The Runaway Mateus Corvinus Ballad slavery, black african american, death,
Premium Member Poem We Always Wanted A Wife My Husband and I Caren Krutsinger Light Verse slavery, 10th grade, 11th grade,
Premium Member Poem Ethnic Recall Janis Thompson Free verse black african american, slavery,
Premium Member Poem How low can you swing Gershon Wolf Monoku america, racism, slavery,
Premium Member Poem Crowded Mouth Brian Davey Rhyme slavery, abuse, conflict, dark, deep,
Premium Member Poem Something Bigger Than Myself Carol Connell Free verse slavery, addiction, change, freedom, god,
Premium Member Poem These Liberating Truths Gerald Dillenbeck Political Verse freedom, health, history, slavery,
Scales of Injustice Freddie Robinson Jr. Rondeau allusion, slavery, truth, visionary,
Premium Member Poem Their Chosen Disease Michael Wise Rhyme lost, sick, slavery, society,
ITS GOT A NAME Sibusisiwe Ncede Free verse slavery, abuse, bullying, discrimination, evil,
life with t-rump XXXIX Duke Beaufort Limerick slavery, betrayal, child abuse, education,
Rats in Ties Kelsey Graves Rhyme slavery, america, corruption, evil, money,
Forfeited Language TS Lewis Free verse slavery,
Point of No Return Adeyemi Joshua I do not know? corruption, slavery,
Slavery Bernard Barclay Rhyme philosophy, race, rights, slavery,
Premium Member Poem Tahiti Defined By Tahiti Phillip Garcia Free verse identity, poetry, self, slavery,
Escape Plan TS Lewis Prose black african american, slavery,
Mississippi Voices tom mcmurray Quatrain slavery, america, black african american,
Premium Member Poem IF EVER I HAD A COUNTRY : LXXII - Continued- T Wignesan Dramatic Monologue betrayal, patriotic, satire, slavery,
Premium Member Poem The Amistad Mutiny Dennis Spilchuk Verse slavery, africa, america, history, racism,
Twenty First Century Civilization Gone Askew matthew harris Free verse slavery, america, death, destiny, heaven,
A TRIBE CALLED QUEST Kofi Amed Free verse slavery, africa, black love, celebration,
Premium Member Poem Free Sandison Jumbo Rhyme slavery, discrimination, dream, faith, freedom,
Mark of the Beast elijah zmuda Rhyme slavery, evil, fear, mystery, philosophy,
Made in America Freddie Robinson Jr. Dramatic Monologue identity, perspective, slavery, truth,
To My White Sister From Your Black Brother edward johnson Free verse slavery, abuse, america, blessing, chicago,
Mariah of Magdala Beryl O. Adhiambo Narrative slavery, abuse, black love, dark,
AFRICANA Speare Earth Poetry Didactic slavery, africa, black african american,
Those Were Da Days Freddie Robinson Jr. Narrative nostalgia, perspective, slavery, song,
The Slave Maker Jean Bush Free verse slavery, angst, betrayal, mystery, sin,
This August 26th 2018 rendition - part ii matthew harris Dramatic Verse slavery, 9th grade, grave, life,
Love Native-American Patriotism: First Chronicles 29 Anil Deo Ballad slavery, america, appreciation, jesus, native
Repo Tale Retold Freddie Robinson Jr. Bio perspective, philosophy, slavery, truth,
Proverbial Monoku Moon Flower Monoku inspirational, power, religion, slavery,
Unwashable Handshakes TS Lewis Prose Poetry corruption, racism, slavery,
Off-Key Freddie Robinson Jr. Narrative perspective, slavery, truth, wisdom,
Number of Man Luke Hobbs Sestina slavery, evil, philosophy, political, rights,
Premium Member Poem The Blade Angel L Villanueva Sonnet slavery, death, forgiveness, love, sin,
A Fictitious Alternative Up Bringing matthew harris Free verse slavery, 11th grade, 12th grade,
Attica to Alcatraz Freddie Robinson Jr. Bio history, prison, slavery, truth,
I LOVE POEM-SERMONS Anil Deo Tristich slavery, allegory, atheist, forgiveness, freedom,
Premium Member Poem Bring Back Slavery Billy TheKidster Rhyme slavery,
The Land Of The Free And Home Of The Slave Nick Trim Rhyme slavery,
JUNETEENTH Casarah Nance Acrostic slavery, black african american, celebration,

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Slavery Poem Example

Northern Slaves

In the silent breathing of night,
treading through 
the darkness and the hush
(A heavy band of slave)
like black ants snaking
through the forlorn distance.
Grieving with tears
Of yesterdays burning anguish. 
They hum a languid song
On the fragrant breath of wind.
A haunt that invades my trembling eyes 
With a thousand boundless tears
That quivers through the night.

The dreaded echoes came down the black pathway
Like a thousand men 
Galloping through the sultry breeze
(Were the heartless whips that toiled)
With dumb hands,
Feeding paled pink flesh 
With endless stings of cruel misery.

The stars curled around their naked feet
As they trampled the grass 
Wet with lurid dew and the masked
Beds of fragrant hues
Prancing in the hallowed night.
I could feel the storming of their sorrows,
The rock of their heart
Drooping with defeat.
Despair a master to their fading hope
That sailed across their faces.
Oh those foul notes budding with despair
Branched within their eyes.

The lulling whispers of their shackles
United with their treading feet like hooves
Cloaked with heavy weariness
(It surrounded the dead of night)

I hung up my fears
For I was bright with their pain
Oh I died that day 
Oh I died that day
While drifting to the helpless East
To that damp cold earth filled
With drowsy mournful Asters
Then the smell of dead men came alive
Black dogs clustered to the earth
Their children beside them with gripping hands!


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