People Poems

Popular People Poems
We Refugees
by Benjamin Zephaniah

I come from a musical place
Where they shoot me for my song
And my brother has been tortured
By my brother in my land.

I come from a beautiful place
Where they hate my shade of skin
They don't like the way I pray
And they ban free poetry.


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Heaven
by Steve Turner

What happens in heaven?
Will I sit on a cloud?
Is walking or talking
Or jumping allowed?

Will I be on my own
Or with some of my friends?
Does it go on for ever
Or eventually end?


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Discrimination
by Adelaide Rhead

Why do you think you're better
If your culture is not the same?
Yes, maybe you seem different
But deep inside all are the same.

Why do they think they're better?
If one is black and one is white,
If one is man and one is woman.
They are the same, that is their right.


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The British
by Benjamin Zephaniah

Take some Picts, Celts and Silures
And let them settle,
Then overrun them with Roman conquerors.

Remove the Romans after approximately 400 years
Add lots of Norman French to some
Angles, Saxons, Jutes and Vikings, then stir vigorously.

Mix some hot Chileans, cool Jamaicans, Dominicans,
Trinidadians and Bajans with some Ethiopians, Chinese,

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Manners
by Elizabeth Bishop

For a Child of 1918

My grandfather said to me
as we sat on the wagon seat,
"Be sure to remember to always
speak to everyone you meet."

We met a stranger on foot.
My grandfather's whip tapped his hat.
"Good day, sir. Good day. A fine day."

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Recent People Poems
A World Of Diversity
by Joseph Ogbonna

The world is a spicy pot of diverse races
that exhibits colours pleasant on different faces.
Each race revealing features distinct and unique
of varying hair texture but uniform physique.
Oh yes, you know undoubtedly that I am black.
But still my black heritage does not prestige lack
because my black beauty is revealed in the dark.
Oh yes, you all know that I am Caucasian white,
with my magnificent ocean blue eyes for sight.
I am blonde, brunette and red haired with fair skin light.

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Forget Me Not
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

I had a passion for vibrant flowers, and I was often found in the garden,
As one gains the haunting night bird songs, in burgundy skies darkening.

My garden had many varieties of flowers, in countless appealing colors,
Like a rainbow comprising so many shades, it does not need any others.

People ofttimes complimented my flowers, saying I had a green thumb,
Like a dawn beginning in rose rapture, not knowing where it came from!

I also had a lucrative business, supplying flowers for special occasions,

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Springtime Awaiting
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

visitors coming
expectancy afternoon
a hush in the blooms

saffron soon Sunday
and cardinal sings redly
cream clouds paint blue sky

butterflies flitting
through the forests of color

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The Passersby
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

sweet dreams in their eyes
bright as sunshine on flowers
ere the purple falls

they come and they go
each rosy day of our lives
like fruitful seasons

footsteps fade like mist
or brief butterfly visits

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After Hours
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

It is now eventide at the museum,
Myriad masterworks line the walls,
Elated crowds no longer pressing,
In rapt thrall of beauty and color!
Art awaits once more being beheld,
On a night of porcelain moonlight.

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    Julia Ann Moore (21 poems about People)
    Julia A Moore] (1847-1920 / United States
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    Robinson Jeffers (12 poems about People)
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    Bertolt Brecht (9 poems about People)
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    David Lehman (9 poems about People)
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  • Imme de Wilde
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    October 3, 2001 - Holland
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    August 9, 2002 - India
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  • Alexander Wolff
    Alexander Wolff (1 poem about People)
    November 10, 1998 — Florida