America in Verse

America in Verse

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

Dear Society
Dear society isn't it funny how half of the time we act like we're on a united front? We preach about being humane and showing a glimpse of kindness We have men and women standing speaking to thousand...
Alydia a year ago
Lone Star State
Loud and proud The place of big things Blue and white Red and blue stripes One star meets the lone star My home is full of them heavy twangs Voice full and loud Southern hospitality is the joke Guns a...
TheWeirdPoet a year ago
In the Court
In the court where the word is the law, Where words are the end, all and all, Times are changing and words are too In the court where the word is the law. Speak out, speak up, the time is now Because ...
Jocelyn Golda year ago
Hush Child
Hush child and lay down your head Go to sleep and sweet dreams will follow Your mother’s arms around you will lull you even deeper As you sink into the darkness and your eyelids stop emitting strange ...
Mynx Kilimaroa year ago
Call to the World
Let me be the first to attest to the sins of man,
to say that not only are we not perfect
but that we can hardly stand
. Let me be the first to say that we are at fault
, give me a moment to explain a...
Cultural Gentrification
Cultural Gentrification Step 1. Evaporation—our cultures are gettin lost in evaporation. Went from segregation to Replication. You see, they want us to live in separation, then bring us together, take...
Nova Darlinga year ago
A Poem for Dark Skin Girls
A Poem for Dark Skinned Girls. I espressoed your skin and licoriced your hair. I dug my fingers into the depths of the Atlantic Ocean to mold you with a bit of Egyptian gold. I smeared honey on your t...
Hannah Pereza year ago
My America
My America died a long time ago. I'm not sure if I can pinpoint an actual time when it happened in general, But for me, it was probably when I was 7. Someone who had met my dad called me Black and I c...
Liam McLeisha year ago
Shoulder to the Wheel
Shoulder to the wheel, Rolling on the river, Put your back into it, Don’t stop, never stop… Motivate me, I want to get out of this bed, Youth unemployment’s all-time high, Pay me, I’ll do it. Work til...