Poems about Harriet Tubman
from the second grade - 1999

 

Moses (who)
Was another name for Harriet. (what)
She traveled for many years (when)
On the Underground Railroad (where)
To lead her people to freedom. (why)
By 2T

Harriet Tubman (who)
Escaped from slavery. (what)
She traveled on the Underground Railroad (what)
For many dangerous years (when)
Because she wanted other slaves to be free. (why)
By Lara

Harriet Tubman (who)

Was a slave when she was born. (when)
When she was older she got hit with a metal weight. (what)
After she went North she was a conductor on the Underground Railroad. (where)
Then she went back to the South to help other slaves get to freedom. (why)
By Marcelo and Silena

 

Araminta (who)

Was Harriet's real name. (what)
She wanted to escape because she was a slave. (why)
When she was only seven (when)
She ran away from Miss Susan. (where)
By Stacey & David B

 

Harriet was a very kind person (who)
Even when she was only seven years old. (when)
She ran away from Bucktown, Maryland. (where)
Because she was determined to be free. (why)
By John and David Y.

 

I am Harriet Tubman. (who)
I was walking on the Underground Railroad. (what)
When I saw a slave trying to get away (who)
At 5:00 in the morning (when)
To get to Canada (where)
For freedom. (what)
By Jonathan and Chris

 

Old Rit was her mom. (who)
Minty was her nickname. (what)
When she was older they called her Harriet. (when)
She married John Tubman. (who)
Soon after she was married. (when)
She left for freedom in the North. (where)
She came back to save others.
By Vinny

 

Harriet Tubman

Harriet was a slave. (who)
Harriet was a really brave slave. (what)
Harriet worked on the Underground Railroad. (where)
Harriet helped slaves on the Underground Railroad. (when)
By Melissa

 

Old Rit was her mom. (who)
Minty was her nickname. (who)
When she grew up they called her Harriet. (when)
She married John Tubman and was part of the Tubman family. (what)
Soon after she was married she ran away. (where)
Freedom at last!
By Jenna and Carolyn

 

Harriet Tubman (who)

Minty was Harriet's nickname. (what)
People called her that because Araminta was hard to say. (why)
When Minty saw the bowl of sugar she just had to take a lump. (what)
Miss Susan got the whip. (who)
Minty ran away to the pigpen. (where)
By Matthew and Arun

 

Escape and Hide

I, Harriet Tubman, wanted to be free so I decided to escape.
Hopefully the bloodhounds would not find me.
I stopped at stations where they let me in,
Sometimes they hid me all day in a feed bin.
By Lara and Olivia

 

Harriet Tubman (who)

Escaped from slavery (what)
She traveled on the Underground Railroad. (what)
For many dangerous years (when)
Because she wanted other slaves to be free. (why)
By Lara

 

I, Harriet Tubman, (who)
Took many slaves on the Underground Railroad. (where)
When I was free I went back to the South (when)
To free the other slaves. (why)
I saved about 70 slaves. (what)
By Kathryn and Jamie

 

Harriet Tubman

Harriet was a slave. (who)
Harriet was a very brave slave. (what)
Harriet worked on the Underground Railroad. (where)
Harriet helped slaves on the Underground Railroad every day. (when)
By Danielle

 

Minty ( who)

Was another name for Harriet. (what)
She was called that when she was a little girl (when)
At the Brodess plantation. (where)
It was her nickname. (why)
By Stacey and David B.

 

5 Senses Poem About Harriet Tubman

My master sent me to work for Miss Susan.
I heard the baby crying. (sound)
I took a lump of sugar from the bowl. (touch)
It tasted so sweet. (taste)
I saw Miss Susan get her whip. (sight)
I ran and hid to get away.
The pigpen smelled terrible. (smell)
By 2T

Last updated 02/25/07

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