America in Verse

America in Verse

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

bethany alicea year 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...
Matthew Garciaa year 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 Howella year 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 a year 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 Hanzmana year 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 Oyewolea year 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 Ozmenta year 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...