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Slavery Poems | Examples of Slavery Poetry

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

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List of Slavery Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
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,
4 Translations of The Work entitled, Bye Dylann Roof Word Owl Free verse slavery, america, fairy, halloween, murder,
Mark of the Beast elijah zmuda Rhyme slavery, evil, fear, mystery, philosophy,
Premium Member Poem 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,
Premium Member Poem Those Were Da Days Freddie Robinson Jr. Narrative nostalgia, perspective, slavery, song,

The Slave Maker
by Jean Bush
You slithering obsession;
You creeping vine, wrapped round progressive centuries,
Til kings and rebels and dreaming men
Become as lackeys,
Following your trailing, withered leaves.

You visit men in midst...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: slavery, angst, betrayal, mystery, sin,

This August 26th 2018 rendition - part ii
by matthew harris
killer (suicide) wrought living corpse 
fruition, while she whipped various 
nutritious concoctions in blender
to ensure minimal essentials to, I 

readily admit) famished body in con
junction...

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Dramatic Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: slavery, 9th grade, grave, life,

Love Native-American Patriotism: First Chronicles 29
by Anil Deo
I sang of Caleb at Harvard University, 1660
I sang of Africans come to America unknowingly
I sang of women and children who came to Jesus
Singing Old...

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Ballad | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: slavery, america, appreciation, jesus, native

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Repo Tale Retold
by Freddie Robinson Jr.


A very wise man once said:
There’s nothing new under the sun
If it happened before,
it’s gonna happen again

If a J.I. sold out their best buddy,
they’re gonna...

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Bio | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: perspective, philosophy, slavery, truth,

Proverbial Monoku
by Moon Flower
such plunder and tyrannic tutelage--a fraud, a fellowship's plague


08.17.18

Proverbs 22:7

The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is slave to the lender.
...

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Monoku | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: inspirational, power, religion, slavery,

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,

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Off-Key
by Freddie Robinson Jr.

Francis Scott Key ...
a song provocateur, who spoke
most ungentlemanly

Scott “Don’t set ‘em Free” 
had to be 
the most rabid racist
you never wanted to meet

Francis the...

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Narrative | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: perspective, slavery, truth, wisdom,

Number of Man
by Luke Hobbs
Number of Man
(Webster’s Ninth)

Money trail reveals factor
To assemble humans follow layout
Swat down charges with linguistic racket
Sticks more effective than carrot dangle
Arguments sustained by pundits' jangle
Beached...

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Sestina | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: slavery, evil, philosophy, political, rights,

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The Blade
by Angel Villanueva
The stench of sin brought on when Adam strayed,
Plunged mankind into death's hand to enslave.
Then Adam to his children passed this blade,
To slit their throats,...

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Sonnet | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: slavery, death, forgiveness, love, sin,

A Fictitious Alternative Up Bringing
by matthew harris
Found me raised
     in the Antebellum South
     born an academically gifted
     whip smart,...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: slavery, 11th grade, 12th grade,

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Attica to Alcatraz
by Freddie Robinson Jr.

From sea to shining sea,
‘Merica ain’t never been nothin’ but
a prison for
angry black boys like me

Childish rage moved my hands,
hateful oppression reaction expression
made me feel...

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Bio | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: history, prison, slavery, truth,

I LOVE POEM-SERMONS
by Anil Deo
 DEDICATION: To Paul : Tristich Series
I
 Out of uttermost, depths, disappointments, baby deaths ...
We have forgiven God, the forgiveness He began in spaciousness
Our suffering...

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Tristich | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: slavery, allegory, atheist, forgiveness, freedom,

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Bring Back Slavery
by Billy TheKidster
I am in favor of bringing back slavery,
but only slaves who wouldn't take their exploitation personally,
slaves that would cater to our every need,
without us needing...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: slavery,

The Land Of The Free And Home Of The Slave
by Nick Trim
The 4th of Ju-lie 1776
 A new country,
The home of the brave
the land of the free
Liberty and Justice For All,
…… except slaves who had none...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: slavery,

JUNETEENTH
by Casarah Nance
Jubilant voices sang "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" 
Unity in celebration as the proclamation was made
No more slavery in the United States of American
Emancipation, worth fighting...

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Acrostic | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: slavery, black african american, celebration,

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From Plantation to Implantation
by Freddie Robinson Jr.


Looks like dem old ugly chains
got a new modern face
Beauty upgrade ... high-end cosmetic tech;
low-cost dressed in labor modest, 
minimum maintentance convenience
From da delta plain...

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Dramatic Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: imagery, slavery, visionary, wisdom,

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Fifty Shades of Black
by Freddie Robinson Jr.

What’s the color of forced migration pain?
Ask a black person in America,
and you’ll get fifty different slave answers

What’s the silent sound of invisible chains?
Fifty killahurts...

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Narrative | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: allusion, color, slavery, truth,

Juneteenth
by curtis johnson


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Acrostic | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: slavery, abuse, america, evil, hate,

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DISTANT SHORES
by James Edward Lee Sr.
         DISTANT SHORES

There comes a time when we all leave our first home;
Some by boat or ship...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: slavery, america, analogy, conflict, endurance,

The Devil Reveals
by Rebecca Campbell
The mirror became clearer
the deception of her reflection
is just as she feared
displaying the monster
that haunts her
who taunts her 
who wants her
to inhale 
to impale
lifting her...

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I do not know? | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: slavery, analogy, corruption, faith, identity,