America in Verse

America in Verse

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

Hannah Perez2 years 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 McLeish2 years 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...
Misty Kate2 years ago
Where Do We Start
I never learned how to apply for a loan. I had to ask my mother how to buy a home. My mind nearly collapses Trying to file taxes. Yet I feel like I’m expected Not to be protected From things that I do...
A. R. Ambrosi2 years ago
Super Woman
Everyone knows it's not possible But still It's expected She should be perfect Superhuman Her hips should be full Her chest should be ample But her waist should be tiny Were she real You know she'd br...
Natalie Andrus2 years ago
Vietnam
I got drafted today. They didn’t give me a choice, And it feels so wrong. This isn’t what I’d expected, Guess I’m coming to Vietnam. My brother got drafted today, But he pretended there was something ...
Max Barnett2 years ago
In the Name of Redacted
Redacted in the name of redacted, upon a sand blasted castle redacted crosses bared upon the redacted men to defend on the land and raise a redacted war Brothers in beleaguered oaths forsooth and fore...
Sheara KLC2 years ago
Rotten Lemons
We are told when life gives you lemons We should make lemonade But some use it for deception Selling it's rotten juices for gold We blame the snake and Eve When Adam took the apple Because we can't ad...
megan hope2 years 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 ...