America in Verse

America in Verse

One Nation, United by Poetry. Exploring the United States of America through word.

Dominic Campbella month ago
The Kindness of Cotton and the Cruelties of Coin
It was a thick night, a heavy night, beneath Alabama sky, Up there in that great house I could hear that baby cry. His cry was not of suffering, simply calling for his due. For though his skin was mom...
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Sam a month ago
The Non-Perks of Living in a Small Town
We all know where everything is. Not by location. By senses. That little store that smells like stale cigarettes and always has a stray dog they feed outside. The park that everyone knows because of w...
Kelsie Tyler6 months ago
Our Brave Protectors
Boots. Dog Tags. Camouflage. Distance. That is what life is for many years for some. Alone. Afraid. Worried. Proud. Emotions you feel every single day. Guns. Wounds. Shouting. Air Strikes. Words you t...
Emily Ericson7 months ago
Assembly
I marched on Pennsylvania With like-minded warriors. We shouted and carried our words In sober steps, not treading the ground. Patriotism and Liberty were by my side. But simple items can chase them a...
Trump's Statue of Authority
Trump’s Statue of Authority Like the brazen giant of Orange fame, with conquering limbs atop groping, tiny hands; Here at his seaside, elitist Florida gates he shall stand, and Lord over you all. Sile...
Ruben Willis8 months ago
Shattered Illusions
It was a late summer morning when the world changed forever. Images of unexpected horror from our greatest city, dispelling our national sense of moral, technological invulnerability. Only our eldest ...
Carrie Moran9 months ago
4th of July
my country tis of greed i haven’t slept right for weeks like my dreams can’t decide what it means to be american i have a heart & i bleed & i breathe just like all the other faces passing me on every ...
Elijah Fisher10 months ago
When Is Juneteenth?
I have a question: How did they convince my Black friends to celebrate Independence? It don't make sense. Back then, this day, it never meant shit to anybody but the white folks who don't have empathy...
SM Fitzgeralda year ago
Memorial Way
How many of us sit home alone On a Veteran’s or Memorial Day Contemplating the choices we have made Thinking of someone who is so far away. We watch families gather around our town We see their flags ...