English poetry

Poems in English

Still Here

I been scared and battered. My hopes the wind done scattered. Snow has friz me, Sun has baked me, Looks […]

Life Is Fine

I went down to the river, I set down on the bank. I tried to think but couldn’t, So I […]


COLORED CHILD AT CARNIVAL Where is the Jim Crow section On this merry-go-round, Mister, cause I want to ride? Down […]

Night Funeral In Harlem

Night funeral In Harlem: Where did they get Them two fine cars? Insurance man, he did not pay His insurance […]

Mother to Son

Well, son, I’ll tell you: Life for me ain’t been no crystal stair. It’s had tacks in it, And splinters, […]

The Negro Mother

Children, I come back today To tell you a story of the long dark way That I had to climb, […]

The Blues

When the shoe strings break On both your shoes And you’re in a hurry- That’s the blues. When you go […]

Po' Boy Blues

When I was home de Sunshine seemed like gold. When I was home de Sunshine seemed like gold. Since I […]

Theme For English B

The instructor said, Go home and write a page tonight. And let that page come out of you Then, it […]

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