The Rights Of Women” By Anna Lætitia Barbauld

The Rights Of Women” By Anna Lætitia Barbauld Yes, injured Woman! rise, assert thy right!Woman! too long degraded, scorned, opprest;O born to rule in partial Law’s despite,Resume thy native empire o’er the breast! Go forth arrayed in panoply divine;That angel pureness which admits no stain;Go, bid proud Man his boasted rule resign,And kiss the golden sceptre […]

Sonnet To Liberty By Oscar Wilde

Sonnet To Liberty By Oscar Wilde Not that I love thy children, whose dull eyesSee nothing save their own unlovely woe,Whose minds know nothing, nothing care to know,—But that the roar of thy Democracies,Thy reigns of Terror, thy great Anarchies,Mirror my wildest passions like the sea,—And give my rage a brother——! Liberty!For this sake only […]

Poem About My Rights By June Jordan

Poem About My Rights By June Jordan Even tonight and I need to take a walk and clearmy head about this poem about why I can’tgo out without changing my clothes my shoesmy body posture my gender identity my agemy status as a woman alone in the evening/alone on the streets/alone not being the point/the […]

Praise Song For The Day By Elizabeth Alexander

Praise Song For The Day By Elizabeth Alexander Each day we go about our business,walking past each other, catching each other’seyes or not, about to speak or speaking. All about us is noise. All about us isnoise and bramble, thorn and din, eachone of our ancestors on our tongues. Someone is stitching up a hem, darninga hole […]

Inspirational Poems Page 4
Inspirational Poems Page 4

In This Place (An American Lyric) By Amanda Gorman

In This Place (An American Lyric) By Amanda Gorman There’s a poem in this place— in the footfalls in the halls in the quiet beat of the seats. It is here, at the curtain of day, where America writes a lyric you must whisper to say. There’s a poem in this place— in the heavy […]

Growing Pains By Lee Mokobe

Growing Pains By Lee Mokobe In the four years of being openly trans I have formed a whole new language on grief And how to let dying things go Or how living things die suddenly And the first to go was my name It went quietly It did not put up a fight The people […]

Anguish Longer Than Sorrow By Keorapetse Kgositsile

Anguish Longer Than Sorrow By Keorapetse Kgositsile If destroying all the maps known would erase all the boundaries from the face of this earth I would say let us make a bonfire to reclaim and sing the human person Refugee is an ominous load even for a child to carry for some children words like […]

Kumutsiland By Babangoni Wala Chisala

Kumutsiland By Babangoni Wala Chisala in retrospection uploading memories of injustices Our democracy is naked and incomplete  Indeed People voted in darkness And Justice is mockery to humanity as elections are mere rubber-stamps for manipulated justice Cause selfishness, greed, nepotism, racism and lies these qualities of inhumanity are now the vital guiding principles for our […]

Economic Decolonisation By Babangoni Wala Chisale

Economic Decolonisation By Babangoni Wala Chisale 1 I probed the hidden depth of our economy and lung it’s pitful secrets out of it And when I display them before the eyes of the poor people Tsunami erupted within our souls bringing heavy deluge of tears Since we realised that we are made enemies against ourselves […]

I, Too By Langston Hughes

I, Too By Langston Hughes I, too, sing America. I am the darker brother. They send me to eat in the kitchen When company comes, But I laugh, And eat well, And grow strong. Tomorrow, I’ll be at the table When company comes. Nobody’ll dare Say to me, “Eat in the kitchen,” Then. Besides, They’ll […]