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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,

    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.

    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.


    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. Selma's Absence - Bigotry’s Presence, James B. Earley
  2. Baseball 2, Timothy Long
  3. What's Happening America?, Regan Kathleen
  4. What America Used to be, Jessica Gabanyic
  5. In America, Katherine Perry
  6. Moon (Cinquain), Ronald Chapman
  7. Not America, gajanan mishra
  8. America, Totes Sheldon
  9. America In The War, Lindsey Ansbro
  10. This Is The World, Marcquiese Burrell
  11. Good bye, Traditional Marriage, Patricia Kelley
  12. My America, Salvatore Ala
  13. America's Light is Going Out, Patricia Kelley
  14. Fifty Seven States of Mind, Udiah (witness to Yah)
  15. America, MIKE SANTIAGO
  16. Dear America, Winston Harding
  17. Rise and Set, gajanan mishra
  18. Liberty, Udiah (witness to Yah)
  19. The Declaration of Independence, Udiah (witness to Yah)
  20. My version of Ginsberg's America., Scott Forster
  21. America, Kevin Broken
  22. Don't Tear America Down!, Winston Harding
  23. Land Of The Free, Jamal Brown
  24. AMERICA YOU CAN DO IT, Ken e Hall
  25. America Is Not... Is, Gregory Allen Uhan
  26. The Subliminal Verses 5, David Powley
  27. America!, Sebastian JohnstonLindsay
  28. America's Heartbeat, Melinda McQueen
  29. Slaughter of the Innocent, Udiah (witness to Yah)
  30. America, So Beautiful., Juan Olivarez
  31. Greatest of the Great, Ezekiel Igbodo
  32. ' Weather Wars ', Ray Lucero
  33. Ephraim and Manasseh, Udiah (witness to Yah)
  34. VICEROY SONATA, Aldo Kraas
  35. A-M-E-R-I-C-A, Adryan Rotica
  36. Football Is Its Name ~ Senryu, Christine A Kysely
  37. Concept of America, Udiah (witness to Yah)
  39. America The Beautiful, Ray Hansell
  40. Gentleness, Jim McDonald
  41. God Bless US, Udiah (witness to Yah)
  42. America the Beautiful, Kristen O'Loughlin
  43. Worms in Africa, Doris Dzameshie
  44. America, Grayson Givens
  45. I Write America (Revision), Harlequin Rose
  46. A Riddle, Udiah (witness to Yah)
  47. Love America, Denio F.S
  48. America is America, Antonio Liao
  49. THE ALPHABET SONG, Aldo Kraas
  50. America, The Immortal Resilience
  51. Countries, Ang Pei Ling Pei Ling
  52. INDIAN WOMAN BLUES, Aldo Kraas
  53. We Are America, Brandon Smith
  54. I'm Glad I Live Here, Natalie Collins
  55. Dear Bhoilseabhach, Michael Pruchnicki
  56. *America - *, Louie Levy
  57. There Won't Be an America, Annie Cordelia Adams
  58. Christmas poem for the troops, vincent armone
  59. Atomic Insanity Bomb, Lex Newman
  60. If I was America's Next Top Model, Faith Wood
  61. Resemblance, Atef Ayadi
  62. America Her Rise And Fall, Mustafa Marconi
  63. America, takeema hodges
  64. America 'The Great', Rodney Quills
  66. America's Journey To Peace, esther brush
  67. 'I Believe In America', Trade Martin
  68. Black Man In America, julius thomas
  69. America's Pride, Mary Ryan
  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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