AMERICA POEMS

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  • 1.
    Let America be America Again

    Let America be America again.
    Let it be the dream it used to be.
    Let it be the pioneer on the plain
    Seeking a home where he himself is free.

    (America never was America to me.)

    Let America be the dream the dreamers dreamed--
    Let it be that great strong land of love
    Where never kings connive nor tyrants scheme
    That any man be crushed by one above.

    (It never was America to me.)

    O, let my land be a land where Liberty
    Is crowned with no false patriotic wreath,
    But opportunity is real, and life is free,
    Equality is in the air we breathe.

    (There's never been equality for me,
    Nor freedom in this "homeland of the free.")

    Say, who are you that mumbles in the dark?
    And who are you that draws your veil across the stars?

    I am the poor white, fooled and pushed apart,
    I am the Negro bearing slavery's scars.
    I am the red man driven from the land,
    I am the immigrant clutching the hope I seek--
    And finding only the same old stupid plan
    Of dog eat dog, of mighty crush the weak.

    I am the young man, full of strength and hope,
    Tangled in that ancient endless chain
    Of profit, power, gain, of grab the land!
    Of grab the gold! Of grab the ways of satisfying need!
    Of work the men! Of take the pay!
    Of owning everything for one's own greed!

    I am the farmer, bondsman to the soil.
    I am the worker sold to the machine.
    I am the Negro, servant to you all.
    I am the people, humble, hungry, mean--
    Hungry yet today despite the dream.
    Beaten yet today--O, Pioneers!
    I am the man who never got ahead,
    The poorest worker bartered through the years.

    Yet I'm the one who dreamt our basic dream
    In the Old World while still a serf of kings,
    Who dreamt a dream so strong, so brave, so true,
    That even yet its mighty daring sings
    In every brick and stone, in every furrow turned
    That's made America the land it has become.
    O, I'm the man who sailed those early seas
    In search of what I meant to be my home--
    For I'm the one who left dark Ireland's shore,
    And Poland's plain, and England's grassy lea,
    And torn from Black Africa's strand I came
    To build a "homeland of the free."

    The free?

    Who said the free? Not me?
    Surely not me? The millions on relief today?
    The millions shot down when we strike?
    The millions who have nothing for our pay?
    For all the dreams we've dreamed
    And all the songs we've sung
    And all the hopes we've held
    And all the flags we've hung,
    The millions who have nothing for our pay--
    Except the dream that's almost dead today.

    O, let America be America again--
    The land that never has been yet--
    And yet must be--the land where every man is free.
    The land that's mine--the poor man's, Indian's, Negro's, ME--
    Who made America,
    Whose sweat and blood, whose faith and pain,
    Whose hand at the foundry, whose plow in the rain,
    Must bring back our mighty dream again.

    Sure, call me any ugly name you choose--
    The steel of freedom does not stain.
    From those who live like leeches on the people's lives,
    We must take back our land again,
    America!

    O, yes,
    I say it plain,
    America never was America to me,
    And yet I swear this oath--
    America will be!

    Out of the rack and ruin of our gangster death,
    The rape and rot of graft, and stealth, and lies,
    We, the people, must redeem
    The land, the mines, the plants, the rivers.
    The mountains and the endless plain--
    All, all the stretch of these great green states--
    And make America again! read more »

  • 2.
    I, Too

    I, too, sing America.

    I am the darker brother.
    They send me to eat in the kitchen read more »

  • 3.
    Good Night

    Many ways to say good night.

    Fireworks at a pier on the Fourth of July
    spell it with red wheels and yellow spokes. read more »

  • 4.
    America

    Although she feeds me bread of bitterness,
    And sinks into my throat her tiger's tooth,
    Stealing my breath of life, I will confess
    I love this cultured hell that tests my youth! read more »

  • 5.
    America

    I

    Where the wings of a sunny Dome expand
    I saw a Banner in gladsome air- read more »

  • 6.
    American Names

    I have fallen in love with American names,
    The sharp names that never get fat,
    The snakeskin-titles of mining-claims, read more »

  • 7.
    I Hear America Singing

    I Hear America singing, the varied carols I hear;
    Those of mechanics--each one singing his, as it should be, blithe and strong; read more »

  • 8.
    Shine, Perishing Republic

    While this America settles in the mould of its vulgarity, heavily thickening
    to empire
    And protest, only a bubble in the molten mass, pops and sighs out, and the
    mass hardens, read more »

  • 9.
    Long, Too Long America

    Long, too long America,
    Traveling roads all even and peaceful you learn'd from joys and prosperity only,
    But now, ah now, to learn from crises of anguish, advancing, grappling with direst fate and recoiling not,
    And now to conceive and show to the world what your children en-masse really are, read more »

  • 10.
    The New Colossus

    Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
    With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
    Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
    A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame read more »

  • 11.
    America the Beautiful

    O beautiful for spacious skies,
    For amber waves of grain,
    For purple mountain majesties
    Above the fruited plain! read more »

  • 12.
    A Nation's Strength

    What makes a nation's pillars high
    And its foundations strong?
    What makes it mighty to defy read more »

New America Poems

  1. What's Happening America?, Regan Kathleen
  2. What America Used to be, Jessica Gabanyic
  3. In America, Katherine Perry
  4. Not America, gajanan mishra
  5. America, Totes Sheldon
  6. America In The War, Lindsey Ansbro
  7. This Is The World, Marcquiese Burrell
  8. Good bye, Traditional Marriage, Patricia Kelley
  9. My America, Salvatore Ala
  10. A Tiny Echo of America, Frank Bana
  11. Fifty Seven States of Mind, Udiah (witness to Yah)
  12. America, MIKE SANTIAGO
  13. Dear America, Winston Harding
  14. Rise and Set, gajanan mishra
  15. Liberty, Udiah (witness to Yah)
  16. The Declaration of Independence, Udiah (witness to Yah)
  17. My version of Ginsberg's America., Scott Forster
  18. America, Kevin Broken
  19. Don't Tear America Down!, Winston Harding
  20. Land Of The Free, Jamal Brown
  21. America Is Not... Is, Gregory Allen Uhan
  22. The Subliminal Verses 5, David Powley
  23. America!, Sebastian JohnstonLindsay
  24. The Fall Of War, Tamisha Bellamy
  25. America's Heartbeat, Melinda McQueen
  26. Every Man (And Woman), Eric Cockrell
  27. Slaughter of the Innocent, Udiah (witness to Yah)
  28. America, So Beautiful., Juan Olivarez
  29. Greatest of the Great, Ezekiel Igbodo
  30. Ephraim and Manasseh, Udiah (witness to Yah)
  31. VICEROY SONATA, Aldo Kraas
  32. A-M-E-R-I-C-A, Adryan Rotica
  33. Concept of America, Udiah (witness to Yah)
  34. I LOVE YOU EVERY SECOND AMERICA, anhhoa nhat
  35. True Soldier, Madi Lynn
  36. America The Beautiful, Ray Hansell
  37. Gentleness, Jim McDonald
  38. Why Hate America, jackie compton
  39. God Bless US, Udiah (witness to Yah)
  40. America the Beautiful, Kristen O'Loughlin
  41. America The States, Whoopie Cushion
  42. Elegiac Feelings American, Gregory Corso
  43. Worms in Africa, Doris Dzameshie
  44. Body of Lies, cortez mccall
  45. America, Grayson Givens
  46. I Write America (Revision), Harlequin Rose
  47. A Riddle, Udiah (witness to Yah)
  48. Love America, Denio F.S
  49. JFK Jr’s Hate America Poem, Robert Founder
  50. America is America, Antonio Liao
  51. THE ALPHABET SONG, Aldo Kraas
  52. America, The Immortal Resilience
  53. Countries, Ang Pei Ling Pei Ling
  54. INDIAN WOMAN BLUES, Aldo Kraas
  55. We Are America, Brandon Smith
  56. I'm Glad I Live Here, Natalie Collins
  57. Dear Bhoilseabhach, Michael Pruchnicki
  58. *America - *, Louie Levy
  59. There Won't Be an America, Annie Cordelia Adams
  60. Americas Presidential Race, Sylvia Chidi
  61. Christmas poem for the troops, vincent armone
  62. Atomic Insanity Bomb, Lex Newman
  63. Resemblance, Atef Ayadi
  64. America Her Rise And Fall, Mustafa Marconi
  65. America, takeema hodges
  66. America 'The Great', Rodney Quills
  67. SAVING PRIVATE RYAN, Aldo Kraas
  68. 'I Believe In America', Trade Martin
  69. Black Man In America, julius thomas
  70. Still America, Missy Lynn
  71. Oil, Theorem The Truth Serum
  72. god blessed america, winter lees
  73. America, Olivia Taylor
  74. In Praise of America, samuel nze
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