America Poems - Poems For America
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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."
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,
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 »
I, too, sing America.
I am the darker brother.
They send me to eat in the kitchen read more »
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 »
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 »
Where the wings of a sunny Dome expand
I saw a Banner in gladsome air- read more »
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
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
- What's Happening America?, Regan Kathleen
- What America Used to be, Jessica Gabanyic
- In America, Katherine Perry
- Not America, gajanan mishra
- America, Totes Sheldon
- America In The War, Lindsey Ansbro
- This Is The World, Marcquiese Burrell
- Good bye, Traditional Marriage, Patricia Kelley
- My America, Salvatore Ala
- A Tiny Echo of America, Frank Bana
- Fifty Seven States of Mind, Udiah (witness to Yah)
- America, MIKE SANTIAGO
- Dear America, Winston Harding
- Rise and Set, gajanan mishra
- Liberty, Udiah (witness to Yah)
- The Declaration of Independence, Udiah (witness to Yah)
- My version of Ginsberg's America., Scott Forster
- America, Kevin Broken
- Don't Tear America Down!, Winston Harding
- Land Of The Free, Jamal Brown
- America Is Not... Is, Gregory Allen Uhan
- The Subliminal Verses 5, David Powley
- America!, Sebastian JohnstonLindsay
- The Fall Of War, Tamisha Bellamy
- America's Heartbeat, Melinda McQueen
- Every Man (And Woman), Eric Cockrell
- Slaughter of the Innocent, Udiah (witness to Yah)
- America, So Beautiful., Juan Olivarez
- Greatest of the Great, Ezekiel Igbodo
- Ephraim and Manasseh, Udiah (witness to Yah)
- VICEROY SONATA, Aldo Kraas
- A-M-E-R-I-C-A, Adryan Rotica
- Concept of America, Udiah (witness to Yah)
- I LOVE YOU EVERY SECOND AMERICA, anhhoa nhat
- True Soldier, Madi Lynn
- America The Beautiful, Ray Hansell
- Gentleness, Jim McDonald
- Why Hate America, jackie compton
- God Bless US, Udiah (witness to Yah)
- America the Beautiful, Kristen O'Loughlin
- America The States, Whoopie Cushion
- Elegiac Feelings American, Gregory Corso
- Worms in Africa, Doris Dzameshie
- Body of Lies, cortez mccall
- America, Grayson Givens
- I Write America (Revision), Harlequin Rose
- A Riddle, Udiah (witness to Yah)
- Love America, Denio F.S
- JFK Jr’s Hate America Poem, Robert Founder
- America is America, Antonio Liao
- THE ALPHABET SONG, Aldo Kraas
- America, The Immortal Resilience
- Countries, Ang Pei Ling Pei Ling
- INDIAN WOMAN BLUES, Aldo Kraas
- We Are America, Brandon Smith
- I'm Glad I Live Here, Natalie Collins
- Dear Bhoilseabhach, Michael Pruchnicki
- *America - *, Louie Levy
- There Won't Be an America, Annie Cordelia Adams
- Americas Presidential Race, Sylvia Chidi
- Christmas poem for the troops, vincent armone
- Atomic Insanity Bomb, Lex Newman
- Resemblance, Atef Ayadi
- America Her Rise And Fall, Mustafa Marconi
- America, takeema hodges
- America 'The Great', Rodney Quills
- SAVING PRIVATE RYAN, Aldo Kraas
- 'I Believe In America', Trade Martin
- Black Man In America, julius thomas
- Still America, Missy Lynn
- Oil, Theorem The Truth Serum
- god blessed america, winter lees
- America, Olivia Taylor
- In Praise of America, samuel nze
- carpe diem