7+ Interesting Poems About Citizenship: The Art Of Belonging

Citizenship is a complex and multi-faceted concept. It can be defined in many ways, depending on who you ask. To some, citizenship might simply mean having the right to vote or hold office. To others, it may represent a more profound sense of belonging to a community or country. 

This collection of poems explores the various meanings and aspects of citizenship. We consider what it means to be a good citizen and how our actions can impact our communities and countries. 

We also reflect on the responsibilities and privileges that come with citizenship. Whatever your definition of citizenship, we hope these poems provide food for thought on this crucial topic.


We hope you’ve enjoyed this collection of poems about citizenship. It was difficult to choose just twenty-five, as there are so many great poems on the topic. If you feel we missed one, please let us know in the poetry community.

And finally, we leave you with these words from Langston Hughes: “I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own.” Let us work together to ensure all women – and everyone else for that matter – are genuinely free.

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