America in Verse

America in Verse

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

James Howell2 days 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 ...
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...
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 ...
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Nicki 7 days ago
The 1920s
My name is Alice....Alice Powers, There was colorful dresses and streets filled with beautiful flowers, I am a white woman with blond hair, envied by all, Many say I am so beautiful, and that I look l...
Sarah Hanzman9 days ago
Founded: 1565
A town with quaint cobblestone streets never meant to bear cars. Founded centuries ago, In an entirely different time. A time when Shakespeare was still alive. A town so small, that if one isn’t caref...
Favour Oyewole12 days ago
Black History
Black History I was beaten I was torn I was raped And a child was born My son would have inherited some of the masa’s properties But he only became his slave since he had black blood in him There are ...
Nicole Ozment25 days ago
Life, Part Two
Everything living vibrant with color accented by sunlight. Low mountains blue in the distance stand steady and firm. Silent song Immovable stance Telling a story filling their role in the scene glorif...
Nicole Ozmenta month ago
Life, Part Three
Red, golden, gray cliffsides Craggy shelters of the rock dwellers carved out by God's hand. Sloping downward smoothing to the flat stretches... Dusty dry lake-beds. Sunlight and shadows dance a pictur...
Chadlai Shadea month ago
Invisible Uprising
Marching, marching in the streets While blood is running in the sheets Children, adults, neighbors, friends The list goes on and never ends “Not all men” “let me explain” “You’re not alone so don’t co...