America in Verse

America in Verse

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

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...
Nicole Ozmenta year 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 year 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...
Hannah Petcha year ago
For the Many Not the Few
They think we’re too young to know any better. They think we’re too young to speak out against them. But we are the youth. And we are angry. With their cuts and costs they try to freeze us out. Creati...
ElRey Niffena year ago
The Tyranny
The Tyranny on this land today is a repeat of history, yet we are so blind to see. Our economy is in a drought and the poverty is on a rise as we watch our mother flood these lands with her tears. Ope...
Ti Anaa year ago
I Hope
You stand in the center, proud of your ferocious roar of values and oneness that reaches the ears of the world. The wine, the words, the homogeneity. The very essence of the power comes with the gifte...
ElRey Niffena year ago
Outlaw
Always wanted to be like Jesse James, taking the horse by the reins. Each day a new course in it for better or worse. Guns on my hip, giving the law the slip. Midnight runs through the countryside sou...