92 Black Love Poems to Express Our Innermost Feelings

Love is in the air and we’ve got 92 black love poems that are sure to help you express your innermost feelings!

Whether you want to show your appreciation for someone special, commemorate a milestone moment or simply let someone know how important they are to you, poetry can be the absolute perfect way of conveying what words cannot.

Well, legendary poet Maya Angelou may have said it best: “love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope”.

Let these poems about black love from poets both modern and classic inspire you – take this opportunity to explore new depths with our carefully curated selection of beautiful black love poems!

Best Black Love Poems

Love poems are one of the most beautiful ways to express your emotions to someone you hold dear. And if you’re looking for something extra special to share with your significant other, you should definitely check out these black love poems. Believe us they are truly amazing!

1. Dark Love

       by Anonymous

Who are we to say we know
What LOVE is all about?

Some of us say that were in LOVE
Or
Looking for that perfect girl or that perfect guy.

Others on the other hand,

Are sick and tired of waiting
And
Looking for that perfect person.

Some of us found what we were looking for,
But don’t turn out so right.
I too found the perfect guy,

But something was not right.
Now all my little black hearts,
Knows is the dark side of
LOVE.

Maybe one day,
I’ll find my pricness
and live happily ever after…………

But for now,

my heart will be harden
So no one can get close enought
to hurt me.

There’s Dark Love in everyone,
So Beware.

2. Mistakes

       by Anonymous

Perfect didn’t feel so perfect.
Because the fact is,
I’m Not perfect.
I was built to make mistakes.
Learn from them.
Be better from them.
Just like pink is the new black,
Different is the new world.
I can be what and who ever I want to be,
And no has the right to say anything about it.

I can’t pretend I’m who you want me to be
Sorry I won’t pretend to be something,
I’m not.

3. With You

       by Anonymous

I woke up in a dream today,
to a cold night in hell.
I watch how to the moon sits in the sky,
and how I stand in the dark alone.

I remember back then who you were.
You use to be calm, used to be strong,
Used to be generous.
The memory won’t escape me.
Even thought you so close to me, your still so distant.
Is there nothing I can do to bring you back?
Have I not try so hard?

I remember those three important words you said to me,
like it was yesterday.
Now, despair keeps on knocking on my door.
I hide this pain so well.

Even if you’re not with me

I’m with you.

4. Day after Day

       by Anonymous

Day after day,
I lay in my bed, Thinking how my
day is going to start.
Day after day,
I wonder how am I going to dress up today.
Day after day,
time is ticking away.
Day after day,
someone to be love.
Day after day,
a truth to be found.
Day after day,
another world to be found.
Days, days, days,
another day after another day.

5. Time To See What’s Beneath

       by Anonymous

I just want to find a place where no one sleeps,
when all are awake.
When did we,
all just fall asleep?
Won’t anyone wake us up?
Cause someday we’re going under.
I’m tire of sleeping,
Just like I’m tired of playing your
Games.
I don’t want to play your games.

Is it any wonder I found peace through you?
Catch me,
If I fall from grace.
I’ve been looking up,
looking down,
looking to side to side,
Wondering why this world is the way it is
and
why so many cry.
Take the to learn how to breath.

I want to make you see what I see.
Help us to see what’s
underneath.

6. Falling from Grace

       by Anonymous

I remember falling.
Falling from grace.
I can’t help but let these
Tears fall.
Eyes burning up,
I gave everything I was,
Everything I had,
Everything I am.
Was I not good enough?
Will I ever be?

Didn’t you see me slowly slipping away?
Is this was it’s like to fall?
To be forgotten forever?
The darkness holding my tightly.
No where to ecaspe.
Oh how I was I bird, so I can fly far from this place.
Maybe I’ll be saved, but for now I’m on my own.

7. Inside Out

       by Anonymous

I’m so sick, and tire,
Infected with where I live.
Let me live without this.
Just another relationship that doesn’t work out.
There’s a knife in my back, with my friends name on them.
Trying to relax, but the pain keeps running.
I can’t trust no one and covered in scars.
I Sit here locked inside my head,
Remembering everything you’ve said.
All your insults make me feel like I’m worthless.

Everywhere I go I know they’re looking down on me.
Even though they don’t know me, they don’t like me.
I can’t pretend I’m who you want me to be, so I rather be alone.
So, Let me take back my life.
I can’t keep changing, just because you think I should.

8. My Anger Towards You

       by Anonymous

He keeps on drinking, cause he lost everything.
Yeah he loved that liquor.
He said, his so sorry
But,
But I don’t believe him.
This isn’t my problem.
any more.
I can’t example the feeling
Of belonging to someone,
So dangerous.

I’m sliping away,
Every time I try to be more like you.
I’m disappearing and
being replace by someone else..
I had to leave you.
Well now your just another story.
While I turn to a new page.
You ask me why I’m so angry at you,
I guess I got tired of the bs.

9. A Mother’s Love

       by Anonymous

A Mother’s Love,
for her child, is something that can’t be understood.
A Mother’s Love,
is an unconditional love.
A Mother’s Love,
is beyond words.
A Mother
knows everything about her child and
knows what to do to make a child to calm down.
A Mother’s Love,
is to guide her child to the right path.
My Mother’s Love,
is like an angel God sent from Heaven.

10. So We Love Until the End

       by Anonymous

They say you’ll always remember your first love…
I don’t (Liar) .
Or maybe I just don’t want to remember.
To relive the past
pain
and the heartache

Guess it’s my fault for forgetting,
But it’s easy to forget, then to remember
Everything.

Remembering
What time has stolen from us.
Replaying the memories in my head
or
Loving someone you could never have.
I met my love before I was born.
In a world I find so hard to understand,
Yet,
I found beauty.
Now there’s only reflection of the memory,

that once were.
What has this love done to me?
I’m in hell
and
Everyone can tell by the look on my face.
Not one day goes by,
I don’t find myself thinking about you.

You remind me of the times when
I knew who I was.

Perfect in weakness
But I’m only perfect in your strength and love.
We make the same mistake.
Feels like the first time,
That we fallen behind.
And we fallen way to far behind.
No one can save us
Like a dream you can’t
Escape
Wake up
Example
We make the same mistake.
You’re my drug.
I need you, to need me.
But your gone.
Only to leave me,
Alone in this empty lie

Door slam
Your gone
Come back?
Stay gone!

You’ve wasted you time on my heart.
I can’t always give, what I have left.
So we kiss each other one more time
And
Love until the end.

11. Nothing Last Forever

       by Anonymous

You got a face like an angel.
Well it last forever,
No
I don’t believe in fairytales.
Tell me things I wanna hear
Feed me lies
And
Eat my fear
The fear of never falling in love,
And the tears after losing.

The feelings of what you thought love was.
Fear is such a weak emotion that’s why I despise it.
I don’t want to play these games.
Cut to the chase and get right to it.
Nothing last forever
So you can be my last regret
Life. Love. Control. Pride
Dirty lies Dirty secrets
Take the truth
I’ll take the blame

I may be dangerous,
But
your deadly.
Who needs true love,
Love yourself
so no one has too.

12. Sorrow

       by Anonymous

Telling Dakota’s story, about how all her bones are broken
And how her heart is shatter into pieces.
She is left with one day of comfort,
Only because she has suffer. For just one second, felt whole.
Sorrow lives through this night.
She sat in the rain for hours. Just wanting to feel that rain.
A victim of love…
Didn’t he feel her arms wrap around him?
Was she being saved, or was she just another
Lie to make they hate?

Why should she care? If he don’t care….
A moment for what that triumph had cost.
These suitcases are a map of that country…
A terrible country
She will never revisit.
Ready to smile and love life again.

13. Letting Go a Friend

       by Anonymous

When we first met, I feel like I’ve known you for eternity.
How can I walk away from you, my friend?
The secrets I have shared with only you,
the fights we have been through.
We have shared so much together
Laughter… fun times… tears;
you can always make me smile.
You accepted me, when no-one would.
My love, respect, and honor for you will never end.
Forever isn’t long enough to say I’ll be with you for ever;
You will always be in my heart and my friend
I don’t really want to let you go
but deep inside me I know I must.
I don’t want to hurt you,
but I also want the best for you
and for you to be happy.
It is for- said, that if you love that person, you’ll let them go.
But, now I must let you go.
Remember me always
and I will too.
Good Bye Now.

14. Angel’s Trumpet

       by Anonymous

She couldn’t sleep that night.
Sitting on the edge of the building.

Looking down at the earth,
Why was she doing up here?

Her answer would be,
best place to feel the wind and the rain.

Maybe the wind and the rain was the reason

she did what she did.
If it was, I wouldn’t know.

She was the most gorgeous woman
I’d ever seen.
Everybody thinks that
when they’re small…

But she was the most gorgeous woman,
People had ever seen.

He also thought that too.

Perfect in everyway.
I wasn’t like her. Could never come close,
She was name after the most beautiful but deadly flowers in the world.

Beautiful.
Strong.
Proud.

She was an artists.
Yet, she was a creation in my eyes.
Her work, so powerful.
So talented.
She could make anything into something special, beautiful.

Always saying,
Know yourself. Know what you want.

Always Love Yourself,
Don’t Change yourself,
And stay away from broken people.

15. Screams of the Innocent Blood

       by Anonymous

Why do we have Wars?
All wars do is cause
pain, hurt, sadness and
darkness.
Wars are something that shouldn’t have been brought into this world.
The blackness of wars has come.
The earth scream out,
innocent blood shed though out the earth.
What does wars do for us?
Being peace?

No,
Wars beings pain.
So, stop the wars, and forgive and forget.

How many wars are there going to be?

One war, two war?

Win some, lose some.
Please,

stop the wars,

and no innocent blood,

will be shed.

16. Who Am I

       by Anonymous

You don’t know me.
I’m a person,
with feelings, like other people.
I am a person who changes her looks,
Style,
and life style,
from time to time.
Who likes color black, red, and purple.
Who likes to eat tacos.
Who hates Mondays.
I’m a person,
who loves to go to the bleach,
and look at the blue sky,
the sun set,
and the the blue ocean.
I am a person,
Who doesn’t trust others rarely,
but after time,
I do.
I’m a person,
Who wants to be someone,
one day.
Who is free to be me and only me.
So you think you know me?
I am a person who can change her looks,
and you will never know.
So, you can never say you know me,
if you truly don’t.
Black Love.

17. Dead Love

       by Anonymous

Do you have any idea of what you made me feel like?
Right now I feel indivisible to you.
Why’d you turn away?
From me, dad?

You knew I was hurting,
Because you were the one who was hurting me.

You put everyone you ever known,
Above me.
Girlfriends, girlfriend’s kids, materials things.

Your own daughter.
When does it stop?

Why should I even care,
Cause you were’t there,
When I was hurting.

I was left here to cry.

Did you even care that I was cutting
or
when I was taking pills, just to take my own
Life! ! ! ! !

You say ‘I am listening to you’
But your really not.
Open your eyes!
open up wide!

I’m getting older and at the point were
‘I Just Hate You’
I don’t want your sorrys, but
your Love.

Famous Black Love Poems

These famous black love poems are so moving and inspiring, capturing the depth, beauty, and complexity of love in their own unique way. Whether you’re feeling poetic or just want to show your affection, these love poems are perfect for expressing your innermost feelings. Give them a read and let them fill your heart with love and warmth.

1. Everything in Between

       by Kewayne Wadley

My pillow misses you
more than I do.
The way you taste, the way you feel
Your kiss echoes goodnight.
A sheep lost its way to the moon
tonight.
We both lie awake waiting for you
The last thought before
falling asleep.
If it seemed I never missed you
you’re sadly mistaken &
everything in between.

2. Flat Blue Sheets

       by Kewayne Wadley

I come to life when you touch me
Fluent & continuous.
You’ve unzipped my lips and tossed
them to the side.
I’ve never fallen &
been caught so freely.
I’ve never paid attention to how
flat the world really was.
A jagged peninsula
Eloped in oceans embrace
Curved in explosion.
Sometimes it feels like I am
Drowning.
I’ve never paid attention to how
flat the world really is
Chipped off, covered by you
falling deeper into you.

3. A City Full of You

       by Kewayne Wadley

Meeting you gave me the permission
I sought in myself.
To get out & explore in a sense
that it feels like home.
Being with you, the best idea yet.
Small petite buildings, towering
buildings.
Everyday feels brand new
I don’t feel the need to stay cooped
up inside a room.
With you I want to get out &
explore and sleep when there is
time.
I’ve never been to a place like
this before.
I’ve never tasted food this good
before & for once,
There are no distractions, no other
place to be.
The lights that shine from your eyes
The thoughts that travel fast like cars.
I’ve never been to a city like this
before, the best idea yet.
When people ask me where I’ve been
I call your name.
When friends ask me where I’m going
I call your name.
And I can’t wait until I get back there.

4. Defy Gravity

       by Kewayne Wadley

She came from heaven & laid her head
Down next to mine.
It felt like I had crawled into the sun &
Realized that everything was not
what it seemed.
She became an island
One my emotions began to explore,
Simplified to pacing in circles
walking back and forth.
She came from heaven & laid her head
Down next to mine.
I’d realized that I never seen the sun
set.
My gratitude today hopeful
of the invitation into tomorrow.
She defies the gravity of my world.

5. Red Joysticks

       by Kewayne Wadley

Through the red joysticks
And white & blue slap buttons.
Without the advancement of memory cards
Or weird split screens to
distract.
My last life is always the one
I save for you,
Through the experience points
and colorful gems
There’s much more to explore.
My first wow, my first time, my next again
& Again.
No matter how many times
I feel like I lose,
You’re the reason I always get back up.
My initials fill all ten slots of your heart,
Until you’re decommissioned and pulled
Out of stock.
There they will always remain.

6. Mid-Sneeze

       by Kewayne Wadley

I’ve never had anyone look
At me the way that you do.
The first time I saw it, I tried
To catch it but missed.
Much like a shooting star
Fast & fleeting.
I remember the look on your face,
The pieces of gold shone by the light.
Your eyes, they do something to me
In my collective thought.
They break down an insane amount
Of answers to questions I’ve never
Thought to think.
I’ve never had much luck when it
comes to money, but I can imagine
the amount of fear that makes
someone insane off the thought of losing it.
Today, tomorrow, always.
To look up and see your eyes,
A not so hidden pleasure
Fast & fleeting.
Out in the open and still somehow
manage to miss it.
The second, third, as well as fourth
I plan to catch.

7. California King

       by Kewayne Wadley

My bed may not be as large
As California or have a blanket
As deep as the ocean.
But it’s comfy and shares
The same view as if we were there.
When I am asleep with you,
Everything becomes ideal.
One of the best feelings the universe
Could bestow.
To discover a slice of heaven beside you.
A spoon finding it’s way
To the big dipper, in the same
Lineage of how I see you.
We stargaze with our eyes closed,
Watching the stars bloom like flowers
In complete comfort.
The urge to explore further,
A simple look, a simple smirk
Head nestled deep in a pillow.
The aspirations of becoming an astronaut
Become that much clearer.
I blast off & everything becomes dark
My reflection staring at yours beneath mine,
Until I see your face spread wide
Across the moon.
Happy and safe,
My voyage is now complete.

8. Anywhere There’s Peace

       by Kewayne Wadley

I feel most at home
When I am beside you.
I am able to breathe freely & abundantly.
You speak kindly to my soul,
& nurture the points of direction
Which I grow.
My sanctuary of peace,
My birds eye view of serenity.
I feel most at home
When I am in view of your garden.
Offering the utmost
Of warmth & affection.
Make no mistake,
I am not there to simply pass time
Nor am I there out of the convenience
Of you.
Being around you takes me
to another world

& I am glad to share in the experience
Of you.
I am in awe at how you transform me
Into a moth, in terms of light.
I’ll follow you anywhere.

9. Rescued

       by Frannie

For years my heart was guarded, protected from the world.
But somehow you have disarmed me, opened and unfurled.
You’ve taken me, broken and damaged, mishandled and hurled .
Yet you see me as delicate and dainty, so precious and pearled.
Everything’s not perfect but it sure is beautiful here.
Your smile so bright with a voice I just love to hear.
Your touch, so gentle I just want to have you near.
I love your energy and your presence, you make everyone else disappear.
He has captured my trust and that’s something not easily given.
He has made all my worries forgotten and all of my heartache is forgiven.
His mission was to win my heart and made his goal clear, he was driven.
After plenty of chances to earn my trust, I’d finally decided to give in.
I feel so loved, so valued, so cared for so protected.
He has won me over and I doubt I’ll ever regret it.
To a man who truly cares for me and satisfies my every need.
For you have saved me from my darkness, and my heart you have freed.

10. Off for So Long

       by Kewayne Wadley

Your body is a vacation, the perfect
spot to getaway.
Over the mound of your thigh the sun is
high & the fun has yet to begin.
I love how your skin feels between my hands.
How small you make everything around feel.
I apologize for putting you off for so long.
A year or two from now, I won’t regret
how fast I packed my bag & left to
come visit.
A year or two from now, I’ll tell everyone my favorite place to vacate.
How easy the language was to learn,
To bathe in the sun of your smile &
splash in the ocean of your body.
The weather is always perfect,
The adventures that await beneath your dress.
I apologize for putting you off for so
long.
A year or two from now, I’ll still remember the smell of fresh peaches,
Served in thick nectar.
Compliments of being the perfect guest, the first to check in &
the last to leave.
Still viewing the sights, things that’ll
last twenty years from now, without
hesitation or worry.
The only thing left to unpack is you
& Memories of you.

11. Not a Single Drop

       by Kewayne Wadley

When I am with you
The sun shines it’s absolute brightest.
Not a single cloud in the sky.
No matter what side of town we’re on,
No matter what we do.
All I see is clear skies, no matter what
they say.
Even if it does, so what.
I am with you.
My own personal parade, beautiful
In every way.
When you walk pass, everyone &
Everything stops.
Pretty brass skin, your voice smooth
As silk.
When I am with you, the sun shines
It’s absolute brightest & I am at ease.
The best part of the day,
No matter what side of town,
No matter what we wear.
The sun shines it’s absolute best
When we’re together.
Not a single drop of rain comes to mind,
Not a single drop.

12. Freely

       by Kewayne Wadley

There are over a million things
To do in the name of pleasure.
Over a million more that involves
Company.
The person I could be,
The person I’d love to be,
Over a million things that could go wrong.
This thought a wave pattern found
In an ocean of sheets,
The shore of the mattress bare.
The meeting of my fingers interlocked
With yours,
The earth rotates & bends sideways.
Without hesitation we are poured
Up down left & right,
Over a million things that could go wrong.
Lost at sea in complete darkness
I cling to you to keep warm.
Lost in the earth, you blush morning.
Shedding light to infinity.
Your face a cathedral of a million things
That could go right.
Smushed & paused in excitement.
Finally.
A religion that doesn’t require
A curriculum.
The earth rotates & bends,
I am baptized in the liquid from
Your lips & like a fish I am alive,
& like a fish I can breathe without fear
That you’d be stolen & renamed
Without fear that you’d be stolen & renamed.
Robbed of over a million things
That could go right,
Between the sheets we hide.
I cling to you to keep warm, lost in the earth
You blush morning.
Shedding light to infinity.
Finally.
A religion that doesn’t require
A curriculum.
The person I could be,
The person I’d love to be,
Without fear.
I wander you freely.

13. Loud & Breathtaking

       by Kewayne Wadley

There are fireworks
Everywhere.
Small & big reminders
Of everywhere we’ve been.
Above the rooftops, above our
Top lips, in tremendous fashion.
Spread far, your soul & mine.
I couldn’t imagine life
Without you.
Something out of the blue,
Loud & breathtaking.
How we’ve inspired each other
In quick rocket bursts.
If nothing else we’ve learned
That in a matter of minutes
It can all come to an end.
The way you kiss me &
The ethos of traveling souls
Finding a color to forever live in.
I’ve found a place, there are
Fireworks everywhere.
If nothing else, we’ve learned
That in a matter of minutes
it can all come to an end.
& when it does, I’ll race you
To the top & kiss you and
Every memory I have of you.
The cosmos of left over
Gunpowder & shredded paper
All combustible in our celebration.
With eyes closed,
& the sizzling palpitation of my heart.
Possibly the biggest reminder.
Whenever I see fireworks,
I think of you.

14. Best Days

       by Kewayne Wadley

The best days of my life
Where’d you go?
Time flies trying to fit in
As much as you can.
Sleep barely comes
Running round losing track
Of time.
No one to tell you to stop,
Kind of loud
Kind of subtle.
The best days of my life.
Staying up all night
Not a care in the world.
Where’d you go?
The best of everything,
So little time.
Trying to fit in as much
As you can.
They tell you that these
Are the best,
You never realize until
It’s gone.
Memories of when we met
Memories of when we spent
The night.
The things we got caught doing,
But no one said a word.
Sleep barely comes
Lost somewhere having fun.
The best days of my life,
Where’d you go?

15. Real Love

       by Kewayne Wadley

Real love lives in your eyes,
It lives in your smile.
It’s even shared through the extension
Of your hand.
Real love is exceptional & phenomenal,
Much like a cassette tape wound up
In emotion.
Real love is realistic & finds a way
to communicate, no matter
How hard the emotion.
Real love travels with you.
Real love lives & breathes the same
Breath as you.
The beat of your heart divine &
Echos mine.
Real love remembers the day
my heart met yours,
Although it’s been quite a while,
Real love still remembers your name
& Although cassette tapes are a bit
Outdated.
I still remember staying up all night
Listening to the sound of your
Voice.
No matter the instrument,
Real love finds a way.

16. Hands Down

       by Kewayne Wadley

Like a song played over & over,
I don’t want to lose the feeling you give.
The only one that holds a special place,
That knows what I desire without
Having to say a word.
The way your voice takes absolute
control.
A kiss from my ear down to my neck.
Your lips, your body, my favorite CD to
listen to.
The shiver between lyrics,
Experiencing you in full, soon as I hear, I listen.
Spending the night in your arms
In our never-ending marathon.
Your voice to ease whatever sorrow.
The one I turn to when I am in need,
Without fear of judgement.
Bless the Lord for creating night to
further explore our talents.
How I seem to lose myself in you &
Light up whenever I hear your voice.
Whatever you ask, whatever you desire, your heart is mine
& There is nothing that I will not do.
Understanding, the greatest parallel between us two.
My favorite song hands down.
Your lips, your body, my favorite album
cover to take my time & thumb
through.
Like a song played over & over,
I don’t want to lose the feeling you give.
Spending the night in your arms,
In our never-ending marathon.

17. She’s Reborn

       by Kewayne Wadley

All is well
only time will tell
is she well?
do you ask to define her
or to further understand
why she no longer can confide in others
attempting to define intimacy
placing love in several endeavors
she has lost the denotation
of a natural organic salvation.
who let you define her
without her did you know
they would be lined up.
you don’t know her true value
and now she can no longer find it.
I now know none of us do
real love never fails
and not one of us prevailed.
dear future self
love has failed you
recollect because in the end
you were still you
without it.

18. The Truest Form

       by Anonymous

Before i met you i was in love with me
I’m now left with a hatred towards her
Never would i think
We’d make it this far
Yet be so behind
Wasted time and wasted love
All i ever wanted was the truest form
I could care less for lust.
If i could go back in time
Do you know i would take your place
And if I ever lost you
did you know I’d meet you cause I couldn’t stay
My body feels less than what is
No, it’s not my anxiety it’s my confidence
That has flown away.
I thought our love was that great.
And who’s to say it’s not
My love can cover a sea of hungry men
Yet only for you I’ve always kept it.
Because in the end i always meant it
Old fashioned is what they call my treasures yet the only true treasure i keep close is love.

19. Ebony

       by Arcassin Burnham

My queens , My queens , the only thing that means so
much to me is how much you wear you skin so
comfortable.
So lovely ,lovely , like black diamonds standing in the
rough , you could have short hair ,I’d still want you.
Don’t try to be something your not, we all know how this goes,
You just want to impress your ghetto friends.
Two eyes , three eyes, I could see love that’s pouring out of
you, you’re divine, babe I need you now.

20. I Think I Love You

       by Anonymous

I think I love you
There no denying this synergy
It’s greater than you and me
I think love you the feeling you giving me absorbing your energy my love will
offer you inner peace
I fall in love with all I want to do is love you
I have Fallen for you I know I love you
I love each part of you
No contemplating my love for you
This situation is highly anticipated your heart
Will be appreciated
No need to abbreviated it my love for you
Never ends in any era
If there is an afterlife I still love you there
I search for you dear my love I will share
I think love you
I think love you forever
I want to show you I love you
I have fallen for you
My love is calling for you
I think love you
It’s no denying this love for you
I know I love you I really want you
I love U.

21. My Love

       by Anonymous

My love is what holds me back
Blind my sight from the truth
But all the pain you cause me eats me up like a snack
My words throb in my mouth like a sore tooth
I just need you to see me eye to eye
So if they ask who loves you I can yell out “I”

Take me by my hand
As we walk on the cool sand
And if you were to ever trip
I’ll always catch you before you land
But in reality, this isn’t Disneyland

Because it’s not what you lack
But it’s the way you act
You Leave me in the dirt
Yet expect me to come back
Love me or hate me
I’ll never look back.

Short Black Love Poems

Are you looking for a way to express your love that’s short and sweet? Look no further than these black love poems. Ranging from playful to passionate, these poems beautifully capture the complexity of our most intimate emotions.

1. The Look

       by Gwendolyn Brooks

My love, you are the sun
That makes my days bright and warm
Your eyes are the stars that guide me home
And in them, I find my peaceful haven.

2. Love Letter

       by Lucille Clifton

My love, you are the sunshine in my day
The star that guides me through the night
You are the calm in every storm
The shelter from life’s rain and snow.

3. Black Is Beautiful

       by Langston Hughes

Black is beautiful, my love
It’s the color of the earth and sea
It’s the color of our skin and hair
And the beauty that’s within us, clear.

4. The Beauty of Black

       by Countee Cullen

The beauty of black is beyond compare
It’s the beauty of the night and stars
It’s the beauty of our culture and history
And the pride that we carry in our hearts.

5. My Love, My Love

       by Claude McKay

My love, my love, you are my everything
The sun that shines, the moon that glows
You are the stars that twinkle bright
And in your arms, I am complete.

6. For My Dark Lover

       by Langston Hughes

I drink your beauty like a wine
And eat it like a feast.
I crave your every scent
And every touch, each taste.

Your skin is like the night to me,
So smooth, so dark, so deep.
Your eyes are like the stars,
So bright, so far, so steep.

Your voice is like the wind to me,
So soft, so low, so clear.
Your touch is like the rain to me,
So gentle, so cool, so near.

I love you like the night loves the day,
Like the sea loves the shore.
I love you like the world loves the sun,
Forever and evermore.

7. Black Love

       by Nikki Giovanni

We are the children of the sun,
The inheritors of the earth.
We are the ones who will make the world,
A better place, a place of worth.

We are the ones who will love each other,
Unconditionally, without a doubt.
We are the ones who will show the world,
What true love is all about.

8. Black Woman’s Love

       by Gwendolyn Brooks

Black love is black beauty,
Black beauty is black right.
Black love is black power,
Black power is black light.

Black love is black freedom,
Black freedom is black life.
Black love is black harmony,
Black harmony is black wife.

9. Sonnet

       by Countee Cullen

No fairer face than thine, O loveliest,
No sweeter voice, no gentler, kinder touch.
Thy smile, a balm to any heart distressed,
Thy presence, oh, so very, very much.

My heart, a captive in thy gentle snare,
Thy love, a flame that burns with steady light.
No other love can ever compare,
To thine, my own, my queen of day and night.

10. To My Black Love

       by Lucille Clifton

My heart is like a garden,
And you are the sun.
You make my flowers bloom,
And make my spirit run.

You are the rain that waters me,
And the wind that makes me sway.
You are the sky that holds me up,
And the earth that makes me stay.

11. For My Beloved

       by Paul Laurence Dunbar

Your smile, a beacon in the night,
Your eyes, like stars, so bright.
Your skin, a velvet touch so fine,
Your voice, a melody divine.

Your love, a flame that warms my soul,
Your presence, a story to be told.
In you, I find my heart’s desire,
A love that burns with endless fire.

12. Black Love Song

       by James Weldon Johnson

I have a love for you, my dear,
That words cannot express.
It’s a love that’s deep and true,
A love that will never regress.

Your smile, your touch, your very being,
Fills my heart with joy so deep.
I love you, my darling, more than words can say,
And I’ll love you forever and a day.

13. To My Brown Girl

       by Maya Angelou

My brown girl, my pride and joy,
Your beauty is beyond compare.
Your skin, like rich chocolate,
Your eyes, like pools of dark despair.

Your hair, like a crown of ebony,
Your smile, like a ray of sunshine.
You are the essence of beauty,
A true Black diamond, one of a kind.

14. For My Black Love

       by Langston Hughes

I love you more than words can say,
My Black love, my guiding star.
Your light shines bright, it leads the way,
And fills my heart with joy so far.

I cherish every moment we share,
Every smile, every laugh, every tear.
You are my life, my love, my care,
And I will love you forever, my dear.

Black Love Poems That Rhyme

If you’re in the mood to let your heart speak, check out these black love poems that will leave you feeling all warm and fuzzy inside. Who knows, maybe you’ll find the perfect words to tell that special someone how much they truly mean to you.

1. My Love, My Love, So Sweet and True

       by Anonymous

My love, my love, so sweet and true,
In you, my heart finds a home anew.
Your eyes, they shine like stars in the night,
And in your arms, I take flight.

2. My Darling, My Darling, My Heart’s Desire

       by Anonymous

My darling, my darling, my heart’s desire,
You set my soul on fire.
Your touch, it ignites a flame so bright,
And in your love, I take flight.

3. Love, oh love, a feeling so divine

       by Anonymous

Love, oh love, a feeling so divine,
It conquers all, it’s truly fine.
In your embrace, I find my peace,
And in your love, my soul releases.

4. My Love, My Love, A Love So Pure and True

       by Anonymous

My love, my love, a love so pure and true,
It’s a feeling that I never knew.
In your embrace, I find my home,
And in your love, I am never alone.

5. My Sweetheart, My Sweetheart, My Heart’s Desire

       by Anonymous

My sweetheart, my sweetheart, my heart’s desire,
You’re the one who sets my soul on fire.
Your touch, it ignites a flame so bright,
And in your love, I take flight.

6. Love, Oh Love, A Feeling So Strong and Deep

       by Anonymous

Love, oh love, a feeling so strong and deep,
It’s a river that never ceases to seep.
In your embrace, I find my peace,
And in your love, my soul releases.

7. We Rise Together

       by Anonymous

In a world of chaos, where shadows reside,
Our love blooms like a rose, a beacon of pride.
Black love, a symphony of hearts entwined,
A melody of resilience, forever enshrined.

Through trials and tribulations, we’ve stood hand in hand,
Our bond unbreakable, a promise we’ve planned.
In the face of adversity, our love will prevail,
A testament to strength, a story to unveil.

Like stars in the darkness, our love shines so bright,
Dispelling the gloom, illuminating the night.
Our voices unite, a chorus so strong,
A testament to Black love, where we belong.

Together we’ll rise, our spirits ablaze,
Our love a fortress, through all of our days.
Black love, a beacon, a guiding light,
Leading us forward, into the future so bright.

8. Black Love’s Embrace

       by Anonymous

In the depths of my heart, where emotions reside,
A love so profound, it cannot hide.
Black love, a flame, burning ever so bright,
Illuminating my world, day and night.

Your touch, like a whisper, gentle and kind,
Your love, an embrace, leaving worries behind.
In your eyes, I find solace, a refuge so deep,
Where my soul can rest, and my dreams can leap.

Our love, a tapestry, woven with care,
A masterpiece of passion, a bond beyond compare.
Black love, a symphony, harmonizing so true,
A melody of hearts, forever for you.

In every beat of my heart, your love resides,
A constant reminder, where my happiness hides.
Black love, a treasure, cherished and adored,
A gift from the heavens, forever adored.

Black Love Poems for Him

When it comes to expressing our innermost feelings, sometimes words can feel inadequate. That’s why black love poems for him can pack such a powerful punch. Not only are they a great way to show your emotional depth, but they’re also an opportunity to tap into a rich tradition of African American poetry. Check them out!

1. My Black King

       by Anonymous

My Black King, my heart’s desire,
Your strength and wisdom set me on fire.
Your love, a fortress, strong and true,
A haven from the world, for me and you.

Your eyes, like pools of wisdom deep,
Reflecting a soul, where secrets sleep.
Your smile, a beacon, warm and bright,
Guiding me through darkness, into the light.

Your touch, like velvet, soft and kind,
A gentle reminder of the love you find.
Your voice, a melody, soothing and sweet,
Whispering words of love, making my heart complete.

My Black King, my love, my pride,
Together we’ll conquer, side by side.
Through trials and triumphs, our love will endure,
A testament to Black love, forever pure.

2. My King

       by Anonymous

My king, my lord, my heart’s desire,
You rule my heart with love’s sweet fire.
In your arms, I find my peace,
My soul, my everything, my release.

3. Black Love

       by Nikki Giovanni

Black love is a powerful thing,
It can heal the wounds of a brutal past.
It can bridge the gaps between us,
And bring us closer together at last.

4. Love Poem

       by Audre Lorde

My lover’s hands are black as night,
They hold the light that guides me.
Through the darkness of my soul,
And into the brightness of our love.

5. For My People

       by Margaret Walker

My people, my people, my dearest ones,
I love you more than words can say.
I love your dark and beautiful faces,
I love your courage in the face of hate.

6. The Color of Love

       by Toni Morrison

The color of love is not white or black,
It’s the color of the sky at dusk.
When the sun sets and the stars appear,
And everything is bathed in golden light.

7. Love’s Philosophy

       by Khalil Gibran

Love is the philosophy of life,
It’s the reason why we live and breathe.
It’s the force that moves the mountains high,
And brings us closer to each other’s hearts.

Black Love Poems for Her

Whether you’re saying “I love you” for the first time, or simply want to remind that special someone of your devotion, these black love poems for her are sure to touch their heart in an unforgettable way. So why not check them out and let your innermost emotions flow freely? Your beloved is sure to appreciate the effort you put into finding just the right words to express your love.

1. My Ebony Queen

       by Anonymous

My Ebony Queen, my heart’s desire,
Your beauty radiates like a celestial fire.
Your skin, like rich mahogany, smooth and fine,
A reflection of your grace, so divine.

Your eyes, like pools of wisdom, deep and kind,
Reflecting a soul that’s both gentle and refined.
Your smile, like a sunrise, warm and bright,
Chasing away my shadows, filling my heart with delight.

Your touch, like a velvet whisper, soft and true,
A gentle reminder of the love I have found in you.
Your voice, like music, a melody so sweet,
Whispering words of love, making my heart complete.

My Ebony Queen, my love, my pride,
Together we’ll conquer, side by side.
Through trials and triumphs, our love will endure,
A testament to Black love, forever pure.

2. My Black Angel

       by Anonymous

My Black Angel, my heart’s desire,
Your presence sets my soul on fire.
Your wings, like velvet, soft and fine,
A gentle reminder of the love you find.

Your halo, like a radiant star, so bright,
Guiding me through darkness, into the light.
Your smile, like sunshine, warm and bright,
Melting away my worries, filling my heart with delight.

Your touch, like a gentle breeze, soft and kind,
A reminder of the love you find.
Your voice, like music, a melody so sweet,
Whispering words of love, making my heart complete.

My Black Angel, my love, my pride,
Together we’ll conquer, side by side.
Through trials and triumphs, our love will endure,
A testament to Black love, forever pure.

3. Black Love’s Symphony

       by Anonymous

Our love, a symphony, harmonizing so true,
A melody of hearts, forever for you.
In every beat of our hearts, our love resonates,
A harmonious chorus, where passion culminates.

Like stars in the darkness, our love shines so bright,
Dispelling the gloom, illuminating the night.
Our voices unite, a chorus so strong,
A testament to Black love, where we belong.

Our love, a sanctuary, where hearts intertwine,
A refuge from the storm, a place to unwind.
In each other’s presence, our spirits take flight,
Soaring above the darkness, into the pure light.

Black love, a beacon, shining through the night,
A symbol of hope, illuminating the plight.
Our love, a legacy, forever to be told,
A story of triumph, where love will unfold.

4. My Queen

       by Anonymous

My queen, my goddess, my heart’s desire,
You reign supreme, my love, my burning fire.
In your eyes, I see my destiny,
My soul, my everything, my legacy.

5. Love’s Fire

       by Countee Cullen

Love’s fire burns bright and true,
In you, my heart finds a home anew.
Together, we’ll weather any storm,
And in your love, I’ll be forever warm.

6. My Forever Love

       by Anonymous

My forever love, my heart’s devotion,
You’re the one who makes my heart emote.
In your eyes, I see my future,
And in your love, my soul finds its refuge.

Black Love Poems for Weddings

Weddings are such a special occasion. They’re not just a celebration of two people choosing to spend their lives together, but they’re also a celebration of love. And love is a beautiful thing. That’s why we’re excited to share these black love poems for weddings with you. So sit back, relax, and let the beautiful words wash over you.

1. Black Love’s Promise

       by Anonymous

In the depths of our hearts, a love so profound,
A promise we make, to forever be bound.
Black love, a testament, to strength and to grace,
A union of souls, in this sacred space.

Through laughter and tears, our love will endure,
A beacon of hope, forever pure.
In each other’s embrace, we find solace and light,
A haven from the world, where love takes its flight.

Today we stand as one, our vows we declare,
A love so precious, beyond compare.
Black love, a legacy, forever to be told,
A story of triumph, as our love unfolds.

2. Underneath the Ebony Moon

       by Anonymous

Underneath the ebony moon, our love will bloom,
A radiant symphony, dispelling all gloom.
Black love, a melody, harmonizing so true,
A testament to devotion, forever for you.

In the depths of our souls, our love intersects,
A tapestry of passion, where time never repects.
Black love, a fortress, impenetrable and strong,
A shelter from the tempest, where we belong.

Today we celebrate, our love’s grand affair,
A union of hearts, a bond beyond compare.
Black love, a beacon, shining through the night,
A symbol of hope, illuminating the plight.

3. Black Love’s Rhapsody

       by Anonymous

In the rhythm of our hearts, our love takes its flight,
A rhapsody of emotions, bathed in pure light.
Black love, a symphony, harmonizing so deep,
A melody of passion, where our souls will forever sleep.

Through trials and triumphs, our love will prevail,
A testament to strength, a love that will never fail.
In each other’s presence, our spirits ignite,
Soaring above the darkness, into the pure light.

Today we exchange vows, our love’s grand design,
A union of spirits, forever entwined.
Black love, a legacy, forever to be told,
A story of devotion, as our love unfolds.

4. Black Love’s Tapestry

       by Anonymous

In every thread of our being, your love is entwined,
A tapestry of devotion, forever enshrined.
Black love, a masterpiece, woven with care,
A testament to passion, a love beyond compare.

Through laughter and tears, our love will endure,
A beacon of hope, forever pure.
In each other’s embrace, we find solace and grace,
A haven from the world, where love takes its place.

Today we stand as one, our love’s grand display,
A union of hearts, forever and a day.
Black love, a treasure, cherished and adored,
A gift from the heavens, forever adored.

5. Black Love’s Sanctuary

       by Anonymous

In the depths of our hearts, a love so profound,
A sanctuary of devotion, where peace is found.
Black love, a refuge, from the storms of life,
A shelter from the darkness, where true love thrives.

Through trials and tribulations, our love will remain,
A testament to strength, through sunshine and rain.
In each other’s presence, our souls find their rest,
A haven from the world, where love is blessed.

Today we celebrate, our love’s grand affair,
A union of spirits, forever beyond compare.
Black love, a beacon, shining through the night,
A symbol of hope, illuminating the plight.

6. Black Love’s Triumph

       by Anonymous

From the depths of despair, our love emerged,
A phoenix from ashes, a song rehearsed.
Black love, a triumph, over trials and pain,
A testament to resilience, where love will remain.

Through storms and tribulations, our bond has grown strong,
An unbreakable tether, where we truly belong.
In each other’s embrace, we find solace and grace,
A haven from the world, where love takes its place.

Today we stand as one, our love’s grand display,
A union of hearts, forever and a day.
Black love, a treasure, cherished and adored,
A gift from the heavens, forever adored.

7. Black Love’s Legacy

       by Anonymous

In every beat of our hearts, our love will reside,
A triumphant spirit, forever our guide.
Black love, a treasure, forever held dear,
A love that will conquer, year after year.

Through trials and triumphs, our love will prevail,
A testament to strength, a love that will never fail.

8. The Union

       by Anonymous

Two souls, united in love’s holy bond,
Together they stand, hand in hand.
Their hearts beat as one, their love shines bright,
In this union, they find their greatest might.

9. Love’s Journey

       by Countee Cullen

Love is a journey, sweet and long,
That leads us to the land of song.
Where hearts entwined, souls do meet,
And in each other, sweet retreat.

10. The Bridge

       by Langston Hughes

My love, you are the bridge that spans,
The chasm between my dreams and plans.
With you, my soul takes flight,
And reaches heights, beyond my sight.

11. The Anniversary

       by W.E.B. Du Bois

Today, we celebrate our love,
A love that’s stood the test of time above.
Through joys and sorrows, we’ve shared our lives,
And in each other, found our truest prize.

12. Love’s Refrain

       by James Weldon Johnson

Love’s refrain, a melody so sweet,
Echoes in my heart, a symphony.
With every breath, I sing its praise,
And cherish every moment, every phase.

13. The Bond

       by Claude McKay

Our love, a bond that cannot break,
A rope of sand, a chain of steel.
Through stormy skies and cloudless days,
We’ll cling to each other, come what may.

14. Love’s Embrace

       by Mary Frances Berry

Love’s embrace, a sanctuary so safe,
Where fears and doubts, are laid to rest.
In your arms, my heart finds solace,
And knows that it has found its nest.

15. The Path

       by Sterling A. Brown

Our path, a road that winds and turns,
Yet leads us ever nearer to the dawn.
With you, my love, my steps are sure,
And in your love, my heart is pure.

16. Love’s Garden

       by Georgia Douglas Johnson

Love’s garden, where flowers bloom and grow,
A place where dreams and hopes do glow.
With every step, a memory’s made,
And in each kiss, a love that’s played.

17. The Vow

       by Paul Laurence Dunbar

I vow to love you till the end,
Till death do us part, my love, my friend.
Through good times and bad, through joy and strife,
I’ll cherish every moment of our life.

Final Thoughts

Overall, while love is an emotion that encapsulates different meanings for different people and relationships, it is universal in its presence.

These black love poems prove this truth.

Hopefully they will offer you a little solace, catharsis or guidance wherever you’re at in life right now.

So please comment in the comments section below about this post if it has resonated with you at all.

All poems about black love bring something a bit different to the table – so even if one didn’t really work for you or your partner (if applicable), there are plenty more here to explore!

We hope these black love poems enabled readers a moment to recognize themselves and those around them through a familiar lens – after all, isn’t that why poetry was created?

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