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Slavery Poems | Examples of Slavery Poetry

Slavery Poems - Examples of all types of slavery poetry to share and read. This list of new poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, and famous poem examples for slavery.

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Premium Member A SLAVE'S BURDEN LOCKED IN A ROOM-
I walk across the floor As I approach the door It is locked and closed Will the master let me in? 1/17/21 Written words by James Edward Lee Sr 2021...Read More
Categories: slavery, analogy, betrayal, bullying, engagement,
Form: Light Verse



My Happy Place Volume 2
Here we are yet again Talking about my second home Let me begin On the drive there I get a tummy ache out of excitement I know the way around like the back of my hand You...Read More
Categories: slavery, 2nd grade, abortion, anger,
Form: Rhyme
AFRICA, MY STORY
They packed us in ships and boats. Sardines have more space in their cans as compared to us, Low ventilation, no water, little food, Out of our land of abundance, land of riches, land of gold, We sailed...Read More
Categories: africa, slavery,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Statues
harsh reality revenants of slavery reminders removed...Read More
Categories: change, slavery,
Form: Senryu
Warchant
Forever lost, forever found The mysteries become unbound The veil and shrapnel are removed The pieces now can be construed Inflammable the history’s beat What is written must never repeat I say to thee forget to plead The course can change and...Read More
Categories: slavery, age, anger, betrayal, birth,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member Meanwhile, At Another Place in Time I
____________I___________________ Feral Harvest Song False Dawn breaks it’s sour parts Universe Explodes. _______________________________ I was there Oh yes, I was That night of nights When the Universe exploded As False Dawn made way for the Sun. What is it you need? Said my wise friend Pauper...Read More
Categories: slavery, angst, corruption, life, political,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member ENslaved-
You hate me because of the color of my skin You loath me so when will The Strife disappear He wished me enslaved, this is how you behave Some 300 years ago we were...Read More
Categories: abuse, analogy, engagement, slavery,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Premium Member TRAPPED IN MY CHOICE THOUGHTS I AM A SLAVE WITH A SLAVE MENTALITY
a tether rope hangs around me; I am bound someone please untie me; I can be found stretched out; Elongated once freed; A king from another country; My arms, I'm tied up where is my liberty; I was a slave To...Read More
Categories: slavery, abuse, anxiety, character, conflict,
Form: Rhyme
Digital Prison
And one by one we step in, Another day another bar, And as the digital piper Plays his tune, Dancing, singing we take our place, The digital prison our new home, our church, This place where, even ghosts fear to tread. Soon, the prison guards will lock the door. And we...Read More
Categories: slavery, computer, daffodils, environment, freedom,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member the soul will close its eyes
a blade of conscious grass streams carry water to nourish as children run to capture lightening bugs mesmerized by flickers they would own but in the morning all are dead no matter the air or bits they’re fed. the butterfly, the...Read More
Categories: slavery, animal, earth, freedom, heartbreak,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member FEMALE SLAVES - YORKSHIRE MINES
Through twelve hour shift we have to graft to win a wage from this hell hole. In dark tunnels just two foot high lit by yellow from tallow flare. The collier cracks with hefty pick breaking the black, claiming the...Read More
Categories: slavery,
Form: Alliteration
Cotton Pickers Lament
Cotton Picker’s Lament Feet burn soul blends with the earth, the heat, the picking season Hands, hard calloused leather punctuated by picking scars Drag that long sack behind me across black bottom earth— Cottonseed tucked into its sprouting...Read More
Categories: black african american, slavery,
Form: Imagism
Premium Member A Lesson in History: How to Subdue a People
A Lesson in History: How to Subdue a People Be brazen in thievery and sweet-tongued deceit To, of their lands and people, take receipt. Merchandise their inhumane objectification, And keep them checked with generous flagellation. With threats of nooses...Read More
Categories: slavery, black african american, hate,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member JUST US WHERE IS THE JUSTICE-
Just us a peoples bound 200 years enslaved by third peers though they rationalize and christianized slavery the truth the bondage of a slave where is justice Just us Freedom came Emancipation by a great president freed...Read More
Categories: slavery, abuse, america, analogy, anxiety,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Bed of Hay
A Bed of Hay Across the fields a long time ago Where sparrows flew and lilies grew. I skipped in play oblivious to hate And ran with the wind and sang with the beasts. And slept on a bed of...Read More
Categories: slavery, africa, america, history, racism,
Form: Sonnet

Specific Types of Slavery Poems

Definition | What is Slavery in Poetry?