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American Poems. Below are examples of american poems. This list of american poems is made of PoetrySoup member poems. PoetrySoup is a great resource for examples of american poems or a list of american poetry. These examples illustrate what american poems look like. There is also a link below to the definition of american and a page where you can discuss these types of poems.

List of American Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories
I am the colored young man of life Estevez, Cmack Narrative american, emotions, fear, freedom,
The eyes of Stanley Tookie Williams Estevez, Cmack Dramatic monologue american, conflict, death, forgiveness,
WE HEARD IT OVER THE RADIO Lamony, Maurice Epic american, celebration, happiness, hope,
Memoir of an African-American Man, Achievement, II Ben, Su Epic american, giving, military,
Memoir of an African-American Man, Achievement, I Ben, Su Epic american, mother,
What its like to be indifferent: Garcia Howard Bramble, Patricia Free verse american, color, corruption, culture,
LLKA McMillan, Keorie Free verse american, blessing, earth, freedom,
Premium Member Poem Ragtime Martin, Thomas Tanka american, poetry,
Premium Member Poem On the Inside of the Racial Divide Petrocelli, Americo Free verse american, body, color, racism,
Premium Member Poem Once Upon A Time Sankey-Lewis, Iris Elizabeth Couplet american, encouraging, inspiration, loneliness,
I Take Responsibility Smith, Darlene Rhyme american, prayer, war,
Premium Member Poem My White Daughter M.e., Poet Blank verse american, conflict, dad, how
Strange Fruit Williams, Keilani Free verse american, death, discrimination, slavery,
In A Position Collins, Darrell Sonnet american, class,
TODAY WHERE WOULD WE BE curtis futch jr, kurtis scott aka Light Poetry american, courage,
Let the kids grow Estevez, Cmack Narrative american, child, heartbroken, suicide,
Who is Christopher Carson Burton Estevez, Cmack Bio american, how i feel,
Lee's death Estevez, Cmack Ghazal american, emotions, hate, sad,
2-2-16 Johnson, Ronald Free verse american, desire, emotions, heartbreak,
War Fields, Justin Free verse american, blessing, christian, world
Black History Month 2016 johnson, curtis Narrative american, celebration,
REMEMERBER BLACK HISTORY PRIDE curtis futch jr, kurtis scott aka Light Poetry american,
BLACK HISTORY PRIDE WALK curtis futch jr, kurtis scott aka Light Poetry american,
POOR PEOPLE MARCH curtis futch jr, kurtis scott aka Light Poetry american,
Description Yahudah, Elisheba List american, death, hip hop,
7 Day's, 23 Years Brooks, Malcolm ABC american, change, god,
corruption jordan-rowell, janessa ABC american, conflict, work, write,
4C BEAUTY Baniti, Nailah Free verse american, hair, metaphor, self,
Lone Wolf Smith, Darlene Rhyme american, pride, trust,
Premium Member Poem The Lady Of The House Nunez, Kim Patrice Haibun american, society,
BANG BANG Baniti, Nailah Free verse american, culture, how i
The Race To Reality-hashtag poem Thompson, Tyanna I do not know? american, children, city, conflict,
the sweet season is never over King, Marty Free verse american, woman,
Just Do It Pruitt, Les Couplet american, change, cheer up,
Premium Member Poem TUNED EBONY SHADES OF ECSTASY lowe, millard Prose Poetry american, dance, love, metaphor,
Dancing In The Round Jordan, Ken Verse american, dance, emotions,
Land of the Free hawke, jonny Rhyme american, discrimination, people, usa,
Premium Member Poem Oh Ye Poets, Weep Not lowe, millard Sonnet american, courage, inspiration, poets,
BLACK IN FEBRUARY Baniti, Nailah Free verse american, february, history, metaphor,
My Nubian Queen Carroll, Ken Free verse american, desire, love,
Thug Mama Jenkins, Kenneth ABC american, life, relationship,
2016: ANOTHER SHOT AT GREATNESS POPOOLA, WOLE Acrostic american, blessing,
SING AND MARCH TO FREEDOM curtis futch jr, kurtis scott aka Light Poetry american,
Premium Member Poem Redundant Blessings Dillenbeck, Gerald Prose Poetry american,
A Letter to Dear Mr President Abraham Lincoln Ben, Su Narrative american, epic, freedom,
Who Am I, by Daykia Clark Clark, Daykia I do not know? american, deep, freedom, inspirational,
The Sea Hetrick, Serina ABC american,
Premium Member Poem Miss America Sankey-Lewis, Iris Elizabeth Rhyme american, blessing, dedication, freedom,
Made Of Black Komo, Abigail Free verse american,
BLACKS HISTORY LIVES curtis futch jr, kurtis scott aka Light Poetry american,
WHO PLAYED A PART curtis futch jr, kurtis scott aka Light Poetry american,
FREEDOM MARCH curtis futch jr, kurtis scott aka Light Poetry american,
Prisoner of Poverty garcia, anatonia I do not know? american, deep, discrimination, emotions,
Sucka Filled Love Glover, Joy Dramatic Verse american, culture, for her,
2015: WE ARE SURVIVORS POPOOLA, WOLE Rhyme american,
JONATHAN FROM LIBERIA Vincent, Chadwick Dramatic monologue american, life, love, spiritual,
Premium Member Poem Something of Donald Trump I Like Sankey-Lewis, Iris Elizabeth Rhyme american, bullying, discrimination, funny,
Apocalypto Byrne, Nicola Diminished Hexaverse american, war,
Robot McMillan, Keorie Free verse american, body, encouraging, future,
Wagnuka Wihinape Beam, John Free verse american, nature, song,
Premium Member Poem The Higgs Boson mackay, reay Clerihew american,
in my own little way King, Marty Free verse american, woman,
The Greatest American Ever Born boddie, eric Monorhyme american, blessing, celebration, character,
in the eye of a perfect condition King, Marty Free verse american, woman,
Hey martin McMillan, Keorie Free verse american, uplifting,
Premium Member Poem The Ghost Dance Part IV Masonis, William Free verse american, visionary,
Afriblack Sasu, Emmanuel ABC american, truth,
THE MOUNTAIN TOP curtis futch jr, kurtis scott aka Light Poetry american,
HIS BLACK HISTORY IS THERE curtis futch jr, kurtis scott aka Light Poetry american,
BRTHDAY OF A RIGHTS KING curtis futch jr, kurtis scott aka Light Poetry american,
The Coxswain Lewis, TS Prose Poetry american, boat, encouraging, power,
THE PEARLY GATE okechukwu, victor Ballad american, books,
Dark Skin Johnson, Tyrone Free verse american, identity, judgement, sympathy,
Premium Member Poem IN THE FAMINE OF JUSTICE lowe, millard Prose Poetry american, discrimination, imagery, inspirational,
Premium Member Poem ON TENDING THE GREAT ANCESTRAL FIRES lowe, millard Prose Poetry american, children, imagery, inspirational,
Awareness Faries, Marissa Tanka american, spiritual, truth,
GM WORD Thajudeen, Muhammad Safa Light Poetry american, language, word play,
Premium Member Poem IN THE AUTUMN OF HER LIFE--SHE STOOD lowe, millard Prose Poetry american, imagery, mother, tree,
Premium Member Poem Breaking Free Clarke, Allan Free verse american, blessing,
Dissection of the Ass Whooping boddie, eric Narrative american, education, encouraging, passion,
CHILDREN OF A BAD REVOLUTION Baniti, Nailah Free verse american, freedom, love, people,
To my city Uzimaki, Nana Blank verse american, community, corruption, culture,
Premium Member Poem RAINING UPON THE GRANDEUR OF HOPE lowe, millard Prose Poetry american, grief, hope, imagery,
Premium Member Poem Black Africa Still In Chains Makama, Funom Dramatic Verse american, education, environment, epic,
I have a dream Dover, Anthony Blank verse american, freedom,
I have a dream Dover, Anthony Blank verse american, freedom,
Free Spirit Smith, Darlene Classicism american, prayer, spiritual,
Premium Member Poem TO JUSTICE WITH LOVE lowe, millard Prose Poetry american, discrimination, hope, imagery,
Premium Member Poem AND WE ARE STILL HERE lowe, millard Prose Poetry american, imagery, inspirational, strength,
Old Woman's Hands on a Grinding Stone Hynson, Johnnie Free verse american,
JAMAICAN VOODOO PRIEST Baniti, Nailah Free verse american, culture, fear, funny,
Premium Member Poem A BALLAD TO THE ANCESTORS lowe, millard Ballad american, freedom, horror, inspirational,
Oh What a Day Magnet, Reggae Free verse american,
Fast cars appley, kaylee Sonnet american, class, conflict, corruption,
Melanin Eppes, OShanel I do not know? american, love,
Hashtag My Life Matters Write, Mister Rhyme american, life, racism, urban,
Introspection Smith, Darlene Free verse american, solitude, spiritual,
america's hypocrisy i Dibaba, Assefa I do not know? american, natural disasters, power,
IMITATION OF LOVE Baniti, Nailah Free verse american, character, love, lust,
Premium Member Poem WHILE PASSING THROUGH: Acquah, Vicki Prose Poetry american, future, life,