America in Verse

America in Verse

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

megan hopea day ago
We Can't Eat Money
When will they learn that we can’t eat money? Maybe when there’s no more trees worth cutting Or when the fish all float up and turn Or the pollution causes the earth to erupt and burn When the great l...
The Concrete Jungle
White and yellow, peering through dark structures. Structures that touch the sky's heels. Cars honking, roads roaring, people yelling and hollering. Walking through the streets, smelling the aroma of ...
Heather Collier9 days ago
Gently Resting
She sobs silently Her gentle heart broken Her gray hair frayed. As her only son lies in the ground. Gently resting. He signed up patriotically Came back in a flag covered box His father's glee came cr...
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Kyleigh Baltz10 days ago
Problems of This World
Identity Crisis I'm falling, slowly but surely. Dead people are calling my name, saying Enter into the kingdom of hell. NOT YET, I say, Today's not my day to die. I won't. Today I will get help and th...
Bry Frank14 days ago
Dear Conservative Family
Dear conservative family, I may have different views than you, but that doesn’t mean that I am against you No, you didn’t “raise me better than that” No, you didn’t “lose your (grand) daughter” No, yo...
Nathan Fleetwood17 days ago
Homeless
"What if the Homeless Taught?" What if we taught the homeless how to draw and paint... What if they turned their pain into something great... What if they all told their story and shared it on a wall....
All-American Family
Dying to be perfect I am from an all-american family. From beautiful sons, daughters, aunts and cousins. I am from a perfect family But only on the outside I am from a family of drugs, from dishonorab...
Victoria Ward19 days ago
What Defines You
Hispanic, Asian, White, Black, or Native American. Post- Office worker, Journalist, Saint, Doctor, or Fast- food worker. What defines you? The first moment you breathed life, opened your mouth to cry,...
Ryan Chan25 days ago
Penny Poems: Cents
I think an economy makes ¢s. We want money. Money makes ¢s Economies work all around the idea of ¢s. Economies, themselves, just make ¢s ... Right? Health care should cost money, it makes ¢s. Educatio...