America in Verse

America in Verse

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

Elijah Fisher10 days 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...
Mj Angel2 months 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 ...
Andy Rosario2 months ago
President of the Greatest Country
Everything started with fire, Fire directors, fire chiefs, To make room for family and friends To able to reach his endless greed. President of the Greatest country, Justifying, clarifying through twe...
Kaleigh Scanlon3 months ago
Seven Minutes
I watched your uniform disappear around the corner in the airport. It took us seven minutes to say goodbye. I stood for seven more staring at the wall you vanished behind, and then I walked to my car....
bethany alice4 months ago
On Such a Winter
Tea sips tremble widely to the stomach I taste lemon, I taste scarlet Arizona has a place for us I was told the future is there Inside small windows and a flat roof 500 sq feet of cat hair We will dra...
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Matthew Garcia5 months ago
One in the Same
How many generations back would you have to go, until you see at one time your bloodline was owned? Not many when you think about it, that was only maybe 2 or 3 lifetimes ago. How many generations bac...
James Howell5 months ago
But Nobody Spoke Up
They thought something was wrong, But no nobody spoke up. They saw the red flags, But nobody spoke up. They witnessed his mindset through social media, But nobody spoke up. The teachers e-mailed, But ...
Stephanie Lifton5 months ago
Soldier On
That precious red, white and blue still waves, with the dying breath of the fallen of which their family will forever crave. They signed that 'blank check' sacrificing their lives to keep America fore...
Destiny Revealed 5 months ago
The Awakening
Enlightenment seemed to illuminate her being She gasped at the fact that The world really is as dark as it seems She dashed back to the darkness The truth too frightening But it was too late It could ...