America in Verse
One Nation, United by Poetry. Exploring the United States of America through word.
How many of us sit home alone On a Veteran’s or Memorial Day Contemplating the choices we have made Thinking of someone who is so far away.
President of the Greatest Country
Everything started with fire, Fire directors, fire chiefs, To make room for family and friends To able to reach his endless greed.
I watched your uniform disappear around the corner in the airport. It took us seven minutes to say goodbye. I stood for seven more staring at the wall you vanished behind, and then I walked to my car. It was raining, and I remembered how you liked to drive in the rain. “It’s like a cigarette. It’s calming,” you’d said. I’d just laughed. Now I understood.
On Such a Winter
Tea sips tremble widely to the stomach I taste lemon, I taste scarlet Arizona has a place for us I was told the future is there
One in the Same
How many generations back would you have to go, until you see at one time your bloodline was owned? Not many when you think about it, that was only maybe 2 or 3 lifetimes ago.
But Nobody Spoke Up
They thought something was wrong, But no nobody spoke up. They saw the red flags, But nobody spoke up. They witnessed his mindset through social media,
That precious red, white and blue still waves, with the dying breath of the fallen of which their family will forever crave.
Enlightenment seemed to illuminate her being She gasped at the fact that The world really is as dark as it seems She dashed back to the darkness
My name is Alice....Alice Powers, There was colorful dresses and streets filled with beautiful flowers, I am a white woman with blond hair, envied by all,
A town with quaint cobblestone streets never meant to bear cars. Founded centuries ago, In an entirely different time.
Black History I was beaten I was torn I was raped And a child was born My son would have inherited some of the masa’s properties
Life, Part Two
Everything living vibrant with color accented by sunlight. Low mountains blue in the distance stand steady and firm. Silent song