America in Verse

America in Verse

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

Ruben Willis14 days 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 Moran25 days 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 Fisher3 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 Fitzgerald4 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 Rosario4 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 Scanlon5 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 alice6 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 Garcia7 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 Howell7 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 ...