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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 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
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: 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
FREEDOM'S CALL
Forever will I long for you 
Remembering your love each day
Enabled me to make it through  
Each time I shipped away 
Do not be...

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© Judy Konos  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: america,
Form: Acrostic
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
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 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 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
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
Premium Member torchbearer

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


By David Kavanagh...

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Categories: allusion, america, hate,
Form: Monoku
Priceless Information
My friends we are living in perilous times.They will cause turmoil and division among Americans. Especially in Politics, you will see it.  Protesting will...

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Categories: america, evil,
Form: Narrative
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 GIVE ME LIBERTY or death

pink and sparkles spout
above liberty statue
cloud tauts happiness
fireworks all around applaud
hands clap on soil and sea

the swirl of nations,
a landing party of dreams...
but some from...

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Categories: america, freedom, independence day,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Bald Eagle
 *
*Bald*
*eagle *
*bird of prey,*
*lives in the wild*
*of remote country,*
*they have powerful wings,*
*razor sharp beak and talons,*
*can soar up to ten thousand feet,*
*adopted by ...

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Categories: america, bird, nature,
Form: Etheree
Premium Member One day in a life
If you could relive one day of your life..
time lost, now retrieved for just a short while.
To thrust old scheming machinations knife,
or return healing to...

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Categories: america, day, dream, heart,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Limerick On Poets
A LIMERICK ON NOTED SOUP POETS

Bob Hinshaw, Tom Cunningham, James Edward Lee, Sr., Russell Sivey, Gordon McConnell,  Greg Barden, Emile Pinet, Silent One, WingedWarrior,...

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Categories: america, celebrity, dedication, encouraging,
Form: Limerick