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Best America Poems

Below are the all-time best America poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of america poems written by PoetrySoup members


Premium Member America the Broken
“O beautiful for spacious skies”
yet marred by all it’s leaders lies.
See it’s “amber waves of grain”
beneath them hidden is a stain

I pause  “For purple...

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Categories: abuse, america, angst, beautiful,
Form: Political Verse



Premium Member God Bless America
In the courts of sport and entertainment
They have forgotten the scales of justice
Lacking honor for those who gave life and limb
Sacrificing blood, and buried with...

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Categories: america, basketball, death, dedication,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Escape of the Bluesman's Song
Within the frame a sepia scene
a dusty porch   a rickety chair   
the fabric of your dusky face creased
with ceaseless sunbaked woes
your...

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Categories: africa, america, grief, racism,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Separated By a Common Language
"England and America are two countries separated by a common language." 
                ...

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© John Watt  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: america, england, language, word
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Homecoming
It was in late October in the year nineteen seventy three
That the war in South Vietnam was finally over for me
I boarded the seven o...

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Categories: america, father, home, mother,
Form: Narrative



Premium Member The Saint Patrick's Day Robbery At Milton Creek Bank
In the town of Milton Creek the sun was starting to rise
And Jenna was planning for Ranger David a lovely surprise
Unbeknown to him preparations were...

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Categories: america, humor, ireland, western,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Walk Tall
I was born and raised in a little town by the name of Calder
That was just twenty miles south of the Canadian border
As a boy I...

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Categories: america, death, drink, drug,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Once Upon A Time In Milton Creek
The sun was rising high in the east over the town of Milton creek
It was the eighteenth day of December, the start of Christmas week
All...

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Categories: america, anniversary, christmas, remember,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Once Upon A Time In Milton Creek The Conclusion
It was still quite dark in Milton Creek, and it had just gone four
When Tom arrived at the sheriff's office, and knocked on his door
The...

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Categories: america, death, western,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member One World
Love is not a color,
No hue, neither a race.
All of our blood is the same, 
That runs deep within our veins.

If we could lift up...

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Categories: america, for her, for
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Arikara Born
I like many others have lived in our dreams
In this world where I lived amongst forests and streams
Where the Great Plains stretched and our rivers...

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Categories: america, childhood, places,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Loss of the Andrea Gail
They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters:
These see the works of the Lord and his wonders in...

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Categories: america, death, fishing, ocean,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Showdown At Soup Creek
It was now growing dark as the sun was going down
When a stranger rode into Soup Creek, a frontier town
No one could see his face,...

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Categories: america, humor, sun,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Snake Oil Man In Milton Creek
It was about seven in the morn as the sun was starting to rise
Unbeknown to the folks of Milton Creek they were in for a...

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Categories: america, western,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Bakers Of Milton Creek
The sun was rising over Milton Creek, heralding the start of a new day
Two new residents were due in town, on the noon train from...

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Categories: america, humor, western,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Hocus Pocus
Hocus Pocus

Poets are like magicians.
They trick the heart into feeling, 
“things” they had no idea, were there at all. 

Sadly poets don’t always know how...

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© Ann Foster  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: america, 12th grade, abortion, abuse,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Q Tipping
I remember when
Q was part of a Tip
now Q is a one way trip
to crazy town
It’s a place where thoughts flip
and up is down
Where every...

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Categories: abuse, america, angst, discrimination,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member A Bright Light Has Gone Out In Soup Creek
It was coming up for Christmas in the town of Soup Creek
Everyone was in good spirits and they had been all week
Jenna's saloon was very...

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Categories: america, friend, tribute,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Vultures Circling - Part One
I'd just checked out of a hotel in the town of Santa Fe 
Went to the store to collect supplies and went on my way
I...

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Categories: america, death, girl, horse,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Jailbreak At Milton Creek
There was a rumour that outlaw Kyle was to be sprung from jail
But Sheriff Koplin got wind of it and he'd make sure they'd fail...

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Categories: america, humor, violence,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Chocolate Fountain
Chocolate Fountain Abuse- for the lover 

How easily I forget I'm allergic to chocolate
I want to dip the exquisite kosher in a Spanish brandy
Sweet, sweet,...

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© Skat A   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: abuse, addiction, america, betrayal,
Form: Villanelle
Premium Member Be Free, My Brothers
Penned like cattle, as if chattel,
     cages rattle, sounds of brattle,
          no...

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Categories: africa, america, black african
Form: Monorhyme
Premium Member My Country 'Tis of Thee
You, my homeland
Are of a beauty unrivaled
From one coast to the other
Your plains and rolling hills and pointy peaks
Cry to the heavens of freedom
Your jagged...

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Categories: america, appreciation, patriotic,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member - a President Is Not God -
Undone for all to see ... human fellowship, peace created

               ...

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Categories: america, political, world,
Form: Verse
Premium Member A Dream
Let there be no hidden or disguised facades
Let there be achievable dreams; not hopeless mirages
Let there be no sorry but sunny days of happy faces
Let...

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Categories: america,
Form: Free verse