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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 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 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 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 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 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 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, aubade, death, fish,
Form: Narrative
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 INCIDENT AT SOUP CREEK
In the saloon gambler Milton, rose from his leather chair to speak
And said we need to make changes for the good of Soup Creek
He read...

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Categories: america, conflict, grave, humor,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Mayor Of Soup Creek

The sun rose in the east creating a bright orange hue
Tom lay in his bunk thinking, can it really be true? 
The good townsfolk had...

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Categories: america, humor,
Form: Rhyme
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
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 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 Charlottesville
I saw Nazis march yesterday
upon the streets of Charlottesville.
And, with swastikas on display,
crazed clansmen chanted blood will spill.

I saw Satan grinning with pride
at racial slurs...

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Categories: america, angst, anxiety, bullying,
Form: Quatrain
What If
What If

  You live in a Matrix that you don't know, what is really happening around you.
That there are people that wish to control...

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Categories: allusion, america, anxiety, betrayal,
Form: Free verse
Of Perfect Beauty

And say unto Tyrus, O thou that art
situate at the entry of the sea, which
art a merchant of the people for many
isles, Thus saith the...

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Categories: allusion, america, religious, truth,
Form: Elegy
Premium Member Can We
Be quiet quiet quiet 
Shush shush shush
We’ve spoken too much
We haven’t listened enough

Black men and women
It’s not easy to be brave
Oppression and inequality 
make you...

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Categories: america, angst, black african
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Land of Opportunity
I take my hat off for the flag
  I stand up straight; let others sag
I get all weepy for Old Glory
  thinking of...

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Categories: america, cry, grandfather, grandmother,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member We can rise above this
Pillows of clouds hid behind the black mountain
After showers fell like a light flowing fountain.
As the sun comes so unexpectedly today.
Air is mild enough for...

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Categories: america, encouraging,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member torchbearer

how much hate does it take to burn a nations flag ~ who sets this standard


u CHOOSE Poetry Contest
Sponsored by: Anthony Biaanco
#13 Flag burning 
How...

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Categories: allusion, america, hate,
Form: Monoku