Treasure Island

Lex Newman


Atomic Insanity Bomb


America, we're drained of enthusiasm for you
America, why this meaningless war?
America, you are no longer beautiful
America, when will you see the light?
When will you call peace and dance and sing
When will you look in the mirror
and see the menace you have become?
When will you read the philosophies of God
that say Thou Shalt Not Kill?
America, when will you open your eyes?
America, why do you dye the shores red?
Why are the guns loaded with skulls?
Why do you leave your brothers behind
To charge bull-like at a cloth too large for you?
America, why are you putting a gun to your head?
America, stop killing me I'm not
Innocent, not Guilty
AMERICA STOP PUSHING!
America don't liberate me I'm already independent.
America I refuse to give up my rights
I refuse to give up others' rights
America don't reject your own
America the HATE is growing
They're rising up growing
America, let the prisoners go
The scholars of war in peace in hate in freedom
The Ginsbergs and Kerouacs and Dickesons and Whitmans
Of generations past
Free the ones whose philosophies peace it together
America your war is at home
America what is your motto?
Mission is not accomplished
It has just started.
America you have life to give,
not take away.
America, you deserve this war
America, my love for you is gone
America, monster, stop your screaming slashing rage
Look into your past
America LEARN from your mistakes
America, make it continue
AMERICA MAKE IT STOP

Submitted: Friday, November 30, 2007
Edited: Wednesday, April 27, 2011

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  • Matthew Kaiser (2/21/2010 4:54:00 PM)

    You can't create poems that are on par with Ginsberg by using vague, over-emotional phrases-you need to get personal. The idea behind this poem is good, though likely less than genuine; the content of the poem is rubbish. (Report) Reply

  • Alandra Moreira (7/13/2009 1:21:00 PM)

    True... It's not the land its self as a homeland america is still beautiful only the people inside of them need to start taking caring of her better. We have out personal homes that we clean and take care ofdaily, however we share America as our home and we all need to care of. (Report) Reply

  • Lauren R (11/13/2008 11:45:00 PM)

    there are some amazing lines in here...

    the part about the bull, the liberating the already freed,
    you speak from a heart that knows struggle, both internally and possibly out.
    i loved this poem. (Report) Reply

  • Cool Soubai (7/29/2008 7:48:00 PM)

    You are right America is no longer beautiful and this because of its stupid politicians not the people (Report) Reply

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