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America Poems

America Poems. Read and share great examples of poetry about america. This list of poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples for america.

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Premium Member Growing Concrete- -
I am an endangered species;
A Seedling
Six Degrees of Separation;
Smoke and ash;
Out of space brick;
Solar meteorites lunar eclipse;
From east to west from best to worst;
Broken condemned Villa;
Soldiers marching out the city;
Wreaking havoc there's no democracy;
Light lust
Denison's this place citizens;
...Read More
Categories: allusion, america, analogy, betrayal,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member Woodwards
In the black forests of my mind,
Where the seeds of experience 
Have become the trees of memory,
Searching those dark woods I find

Too many trees have aged in shame,
Standing grey and gaunt before me,
Muttering from leaf to leaf
Their morbid curses on...Read More
Categories: allusion, america, confusion, dark, sorrow, tree,
Form: Rhyme
Political intoxication
Facts now have alternatives to fortify an elite’s status
Truth has lost its authority

Principles abandoned as minds become amorous to like-minds
Intellectual treachery

Corporations have frozen the status quo
Arrested ideology

Anti-capitalism is pretentious and treasonous
Distrust the politics, kill the new entry

Religion is a sanctuary...Read More
Categories: africa, america, humanity, identity, philosophy, political, power,
Form: Free verse
Rip it out
Rip it out
So much pain 
Father don't fail now
All of this trapped inside 
Father can please take it away
All satan tell you lies 
To temp your flesh to sin
Walk away he so don't hold that pain
Let it go
Let him control...Read More
Categories: abuse, addiction, america, anger, anti bullying, anxiety,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Silent Wisdom
Silent Wisdom

Did you see?
Did you look?
What do think?
They are so…   …   ?

Words heard directly, 
indirectly or by accident, 
but never by intent. 
Not things you would say…
to anyone’s face,
especially theirs.
Not things you would sing.
Not...Read More
Categories: america, anti bullying, drink, goodbye, magic, memorial, mental
Form: Free verse

No We're To Go
I aint got no where to go
Down a lost and lonely road
I anint got clothes
No room n board to call my own
Just cardboard box to call my home
This little dumpster is my friend 
Puts the food in hands

!!! This about...Read More
Categories: abuse, addiction, america, anger, anxiety, faith, family,
Form: Verse
Grand old flag
Freedom and our Flag

For those who never knew freedom.

My heart cries out in vein.

The cries of a dying nation going in sane.   

Pitted against each other mud slings both ways.  

The Statue of Liberty crying  as...Read More
Categories: america,
Form: Free verse
Needle stuck in the arm
"Needle stuck in the arm"

 I am slowly fading away.... I am stuck in my
own world, The more l try to run, the worse the cravings become.
Cannot recognize the face l am seeing when l look in the mirror, it
feels...Read More
Categories: america, anxiety, blue, depression, drug, emotions,
Form: Free verse
Owl Tree
Owl tree
Dressed in American apparel 
Cross your heart
For the butterfly national anthem
They melt in the static
Like snowflakes
And stars slowly blink out
A physical embodiment of dreams
But I'm chasing cats
Clawing the owl tree
The lake here was shallow
But got deeper
Due to melting snowflakes
Given...Read More
Categories: america, political,
Form: Free verse
Letter to a poet who texted my girlfriend

Dear poet
I saw your lies written on a piece of paper 
Wrapped in a beautiful brown envelope 
Those sugar coated words all in black 
Symbolizing your love for another man's love  

Dear poet
Yesterday was valentine day 
The day you...Read More
Categories: 12th grade, 9th grade, america, anger, best
Form: Free verse
hey pete
hey pete
by Michael R. Burch
hey pete,
it's baseball season
and the sun ascends the sky,
encouraging a schoolboy's dreams
of winter whizzing by;
go out, go out and catch it,
put it in a jar,
set it on a shelf
and then you'll be a Superstar.
When...Read More
Categories: america, baseball, boy, fantasy, humor, hyperbole, irony,
Form: Free verse
Unlike the days of old when cities were built with walls. Unlike the streets        of my rearing, the place where my story began.  And unlike a lone sparrow    ...Read More
Categories: america, cheer up, courage, heart, innocence,
Form: Tristich
Premium Member The Battle of Kings Mountain, NC
Patrick Ferguson and the battle of Kings Mountain

He rode up to the mountain in great haste
planning vile acts, and much wonton waste.
Hiding, the whigs taunting, scattered about.
They were in waiting, the mountain through out.

Brave volunteers were on the docket.
John, the...Read More
Categories: america, patriotic, war,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member My Favored
My Favored 

My heart beats faster when you are near. 
I can not think straight. 
I have been blindsided by a moving truck, 
that has no tangible substance. 

Your beauty is breathless, 
as that is the feeling I have...
I can...Read More
Categories: america, i love you, prayer, romance, romantic, romantic
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Out with the old
Out with the old; in with the new
A face from the past simply won't do
Joseph Biden's fairly melting away
Don't get ideas, Hilary
You've seen better days...

The same thing back in 2016 was true
Jeb Bush checked all the boxes then too
A moderate...Read More
Categories: america, leadership, old, political,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Fact
The Fact(s)

It started with a poem. 
Penned in by mistake. 
Then it ended up in a letter, 
that later turned into an email. 
That was forwarded, 
not once but a thousand, 
and then ten million times. 

Then someone was asked,...Read More
Categories: america, allah, anti bullying, atheist, endurance, games, hero,
Form: Narrative
First Time Vote
My first time voting

Many lies and corruption

Made my decision...Read More
Categories: abuse, america, bullying,
Form: Haiku
Categories: america, 11th grade, 12th grade, 2nd grade, 5th
Form: Ballad
The spectrum of humanity
If I woke up with a white skin, I would not abandon a colored friend
If my true love became yellow, I would be too blind to make it end 
If my new neighbor was red, I would take him as...Read More
Categories: america, humanity, i am, identity, places, race, racism,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Talking Smack and Revolution
Mr. Bernie Sanders is talking smack
C'mon! The geezer just had a heart attack!

  He's 78 years old, campaigning for a socialist revolution
  Proof that presidential politics doesn't obey the laws of evolution...Read More
Categories: america, old, political,
Form: Clerihew
Death by Insurance
Death by Insurance

She sits in her car,
in the parking lot
of  the emergency room,

with the worst stomach ache of her life.

Watching the fluorescent lights rhythmically blink,
she blinks back her  tears.
Caught in a web of indecision,
she doesn’t know what to...Read More
Categories: america, bereavement, confusion, introspection, meaningful, pain,
Form: Dramatic Verse
I have never seen a Black 
But I have seen a Black
Devil...Read More
Categories: africa, america, black african american, jesus, jewish,
Form: Free verse
If I could take a piece of my mind
And keep it in a waste paper bag
Which the fairies of time took
Towards the streets of tomorrow
Then I would get a pleasure beyond any comparison
Till the tumult of life passed into my...Read More
Categories: adventure, america, angel, art, august, beautiful, black
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member The Mask of Fate
The Mask of Fate
(This poem deals with the Corona Virus. 
It is very intense.)

My kid's school called.  
The college. 
They said that there had been...
a national concern; regarding the Sun. 
That was not it. 
The man said "Corona"....Read More
Categories: america, abortion, anxiety, death, death of a friend,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member The White Building
In the cold space,
between the ceiling and the rafters, 
angels drift like butterflies, 
ever answering the calls, 
of both hope and sorrow! 

A mother's song, 
a father's whisper. 
A loved one lost, and one born.
Close to heaven and ever nearer...Read More
Categories: america, addiction, bible, freedom, goodbye, heaven, inspiration, jesus,
Form: Free verse