America in Verse

America in Verse

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

Latoia Dunna day ago
I Am Kenneka Jenkins
As you read about me my story should be really disturbing cause I was only 19 when they took advantage of me and killed me See I should have listened when momma warned me everyone can't be trusted cau...
Johnny Vedmore5 days ago
Our Fathers...
Sickled tongues chopping the tall trees, Racist and sexist with every remark. I embark on the same journey as thee, But I occupy a different pit of shit and despair. Surrounded by the dead whom share ...
An Open Letter To The World
I do not want to die like this. I make self-deprecating jokes about depression, anxiety, and a general lack of health. I question my sanity, my right to live, to exist. I need to change something befo...
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D.A. Baldwin9 days ago
New Age
Zenith of self-destruction Yes, that is the age we live in Xerox copies of the same problems, Waging battle anywhere they can. Vestiges of a once great land Usurped by bigotry and hatred Tearing away ...
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Elexsis Vandel13 days ago
Driving
I'm driving in a car with the radio blaring My wheels squeel but there's no one there for staring I have hopes tonight I won't make it to bed I'm hoping to shatter the windshield with my head Because ...
Dear Irma
I’m wrapped in up in depressive sheets an old 2005 repeat I pack my bags, I board the door I pick anything off the floor I load the gun, the citizens run, the tolls are free they call to me to leave a...
Who Me?
Big man approaching. A child's life they’re stunting. Pound signs you’re seeing, garms and kicks you’re preening not realizing that the big man is using you! Excitement building, older guys emulating,...
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Jim Byron18 days ago
Fallen America, Rising like the Phoenix
Fallen, fallen! The glorious dream! The land of liberty, fallen. Fallen in love with liberty. Fallen, America, fallen. Rising, rising! Like the Phoenix, rising, Ash quivering with life again! The prop...
L. E. King20 days ago
But Not a Drop to Drink
at the grocery store patience is a virtue 15 items or less I just needed water One family Three baskets full refugees or volunteers? let them go ahead register Six opens jump to a new line One person ...