#America

428 posts
  • dreamersneverlearn 3w

    I believe in empathy

    I don't believe in organized religion
    Things that require faith over facts
    A holy book that demeans women ,gays and promotes slavery
    I don't follow any leaders
    Actors playing their role
    We cling on their words and choose a side
    Politics and religion will always be our divide

    I do believe in thinking for each self
    I believe in living your own life,
    And allowing others to do the same
    Love is Real . Kindness can heal
    Though we may differ from our beliefs
    If united ,we're impossible to beat
    Sadly
    I don't believe that day will come
    ©dreamersneverlearn

  • loftydreams101 4w

    Road Trip '97

    Winding forest roads
    Cut through the deep south
    In the heart of June
    ~
    How those days reeled by
    In the warm window pane
    Changed from red desert plains
    Into green still waters
    ~
    Still the highway drones
    Through the bleary nights
    As a mother's lullaby
    From those years kept buried
    Under miles of darkness
    ~
    Until home reaches back
    As an off ramp through the trees
    To the red bricks and columns
    To the wide smiles of kin

    © 2021 William Wright, Jr.

  • nightpen 7w

    America, The Lie We Live

    You claim to value always stating the facts
    So the facts are stated to you..
    When the facts are revealed you complain 
    'You're so negative, why are you so depressing?'
    You enter denial, pick the bright side, and smile 

    You won't even face reality


    You would rather look away

    Why does it scare you?


    All it exposes is the world we live in..

    Why not just face it?

    You can fool yourself for only so long..
    You can claim America can do no wrong..


    You can lie as lies weave a bed of thorns
    As you are cut you can feel the reality you ignore 


    You call me negative? Why? 

    You think you're positive? Why?


    I wish I had been born in a different country..


    We ignore the truth

    We build pain 

    We reinforce and grow the tragic facts

    We've lost common sense..


    The first step to solving any problem..
    Is realizing then just facing that it exists..
    The truth is all that you seem to resist..

    The impact is massive..


    It defines pain..


    Smile all you want and deny your own reality

    The most insane among us are you..


    Why was I born here?


    I am part of what I find sickening 

    I want to be free of this

    I'd live anywhere but here..
    Where the people say they love kindness..
    Then they drown in an ocean of it..

    What is real and what is not..?

    I salute the flag as an old relic
    I remain astonished by what we've made of it


    I love my constitution..
    I hate my country..


    Do you struggle to survive, Fellow Americans?

    For every penny of 'freedom'..
    We become less free..

    You can't pay your rent
    Nor afford your gas..
    I won't begin to write of health or food
    I'm not in the mood.. This is too easy to notice
    Why can't you see?
    You can't be at peace, peacefully..
    So there are drugs with which to feel free..

    Look into your mirror..

    Is it you or is it me?
    Is the reflection sad or is it happy?
    Is it nothing?
    Is it empty?
    Is our freedom only a quaint fallacy?
    It feels like a tragedy, an infectious calamity

    We're becoming faint falling stars..

    How could you possibly be proud?
    Look at us.. Look at what we've become..

    Fears frought with harrowing functions
    We stand at a moral junction..

    Holding power, we can save or end lives
    Its better to be a saint of life than a knife of night

    Its crucial at this point to view our mirrors..

    We need to ask ourselves..

    Is that reflection you?

    Or is it The Lie We Live?


    ©nightpen

  • nightpen 7w

    She's Living A Lie

    Its called The American Dream..
    Its advertised as heaven..
    Because you have to be asleep to believe it..
    The American Dream is a killing machine
    Once it was real and we were big..
    Now we're small..


    A shadow of who we were..


    Clinging to nothing..
    We lose our grip on our own creation..

    Blaming the rest of the world for our misfortune
    Never understanding we have more than most..

    We become claimed by the fires of good intentions

    We become less than we were..

    We shrink away from the abiity to be more..

    It hurts to see a beauty die
    She is forgetting who she was..

    She's Living A Lie..

    Hoping she sees how badly she's getting screwed

    I try not to cry.. I don't want her to die..

    I've always been honest on this topic..
    I've spoken the observable truth..

    If we fall..

    America..
    The joke is on you..


    A punchline that will draw no laughter

    We are no fictional story..
    We are human and alive..
    We can't just let her die.. 

    It hurts to be us..

    Never forget.. We are real..

    Life is no nintendo game..
    Yet, we fix no true issue..

    We are falling into oblivion..

    This is me. A part of you.
    I see you. A part of me.

    I swear its true.. America has gone insane..

    The reason is because we ignore our pain..

    It lives unaddressed. As a result..

    We're a mess..

    We need to look at ourselves..

    That would be a start..
    It'd be the best..

    ©nightpen

  • ericajean 7w

    #birds #poems #miraquill #India #America

    Joyful Brown Birds
    Who is your maker
    That your language
    Is song
    Every morning?

    You flit about ahead of me
    While I walk under
    The heat of day,
    so carefree
    Yet so plain!

    Small Swallow
    American Sparrow
    Oh, Indian pitta
    In the lush evergreens
    So beautiful you are!

    Birds of a feather
    Soar in my dreams
    Full of song, full of
    Flight
    Chatting above the clouds

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    Joyful Brown Bird

    You are not plain,
    You sing the songs of heaven
    ©ericajean

  • howe_intheworld 9w

    America

    Oh, my country, tis of thee
    I think of and weep silently.
    What have we become?
    Scared to move without our guns.
    Nothing about these states is united.
    America, the land of opinions divided.
    How can we expect progession
    In a land of constant oppression?
    No one is free
    In our great land of liberty.
    We're so busy screaming
    That no one is heard.
    Living in fear,
    Taking the media at their word,
    Ignoring what we actively observe.
    Left against right
    Black and Brown against white
    But what about me?
    Someone who is a blend of all three?
    ©howe_intheworld

  • kevinosullivan 15w

    Equal

    The holiday is dark, cold and wet this year. The waring artillery of fireworks rumbles on
    Lead astray, divided and infirmed with death
    Our US Capital was violated by vile ignorance
    We are still here in these working city streets
    The smell and sound of urban warfare wafting
    Safe inside with pets, an end to front line duty
    Fabric meshworks of America, broken in hate
    Restorative tears craving national democracy
    ©kevinosullivan

  • dreamersneverlearn 16w

    Stop Raping Us

    Every two Minutes in America
    A woman is raped
    A sad unbelievable fact.

    Imagine if every 2 minutes in America a man was sodomized by a woman...

    Would it then be on the media?
    Would those females go to prison
    Unlike the men who rape women?
    ©dreamersneverlearn

  • dreamersneverlearn 16w

    Boys will be boys

    A man who was accused of raping over 2 dozen women was released from prison.
    Thanks America,
    more proof that women dont matter in this country.


    The more we fight for equality
    The more hated we become
    ©dreamersneverlearn

  • dreamersneverlearn 16w

    Take me to The woods

    This hip modern world is not my place
    Its filled to the brim with absolute hate
    We judge and argue over a simple opinion
    Its almost like we refuse to agree
    All these hateful comments online
    so proud you must be
    You proved to the world you're ever so cool
    This modern world is filled with fools
    The earth is slowly dying
    Wars continue to rage
    You'd think we'd ban together
    We are a " Christian Nation" after all
    I thought you christians believed in peace?
    Instead you're targeting gays and spreading more hate
    Ahh even as a child i could see
    this world was never meant for me
    ©dreamersneverlearn

  • dreamersneverlearn 17w

    Money buys security

    Money can't buy happiness?
    Then you must have a lot
    You say Money isn't everything?
    Ill take that bet
    You must of never been poor
    You live on my salary , I'll live off yours
    ©dreamersneverlearn

  • stevenlgoosby 19w

    Do not hold the gates of hell
    Open for me
    My brothers,my sisters,
    Open your hearts...

    Do not convict me for thinking
    dear America,
    liberate me for teaching
    ©stevenlgoosby

  • igautamji 20w

    Warring factions
    In a plate
    yellow
    white

    Casualties
    in the middle
    Devoured with delight

    #pod #wod #septolet #china #america #war #food

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    Warring factions
    In a plate
    yellow
    white

    Casualties
    in the middle
    Devoured with delight

    ©gautamji

  • rainkeyy 20w

    “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” - John 15:13. Let’s honor the fallen, and our active military. Together. Picture credits go to MVAT Foundation. 🇺🇸 #pod #military #heroes #america #mirakee #writersnetwork @mirakee. @writersnetwork

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    THE FALLEN THAT STILL RISE

    Heroic, brave, inspiring
    These words undoubtedly describe our fallen soldiers
    But they are so much more than these words could describe
    They have opened so many doors
    So that we as a nation could soar

    They learned the fragility of life
    Realizing what it meant to strive, survive, and thrive
    In a world where freedom is earned
    By the blood of those who love it most

    It is because of their sacrifices that we stand
    The liberties that became law in our land

    Let freedom ring around the globe
    Let the hearts of the hurt spring hope
    And let’s never forget the price
    Of those who made the ultimate sacrifice
    So that we could have something of a paradise
    ©rainkeyy

  • shubham_20 22w

    ©shubham_20

  • dreamersneverlearn 24w

    The ladder (is broke in America )

    Poverty,
    it shakes me
    Constant worry
    I'll never be free
    I work long hours
    With minimal pay
    Will it always be this way?
    Will i ever hear crickets instead of gunfire
    Will i ever be able to lay in the grass
    Is it too late
    Is this concrete jungle forever my fate?
    ©dreamersneverlearn

  • 3_am__ 24w

    Poems of the End (Pt. 1)

    Every day, in the corners of my heart and mind
    I drown in the inevitable flood that has yet to
    Befall this nation.
    I know what is coming and the following atmospheres.
    I wake up and within minutes, the paranoia,
    The dark presence looms and lurks,
    Pacing back and forth thru my body
    Like a starved tiger.
    I know, for sure, one day we will see the
    Systematic destruction in the offices and
    In the streets beyond our windows.
    People will be killing people and angry mobs will burn fires
    Using what they stole from raiding your house.
    Your sons, brothers and fathers will be blacklisted as terrorists, prosecuted, executed.
    Mothers and daughters will fear for their lives
    Only to be beaten, raped and killed before our
    Eyes.
    The veil is being lifted but
    Mine was disintegrated long ago.
    I have no internal peace anymore.
    I live every day with a subtle smile
    Portraying I am of stable mind and lifestyle.
    But deep down, in those corners, before
    That tiger,
    I have already seen and done horrible things
    During the flood,
    To make sure my family does not have
    Harm or death befall them.
    Everyday, I wage war within myself regarding
    Sanity and scenarios yet to come.
    Deep down, I am fucking terrified.
    So, if you see me out and about with a stressed brow and a lost gaze of thought,
    Just know I am preparing for the future
    Of horrors that you haven't a single clue of.
    I envy all the "normal" people around me.
    So grotesquely oblivious and blissfully ignorant.
    Because one day, our cute little snapshot
    Of comfortable modern America,
    Is going to be blindsided by
    Death, Blood, Ash, and Fire.

    Quit simply put,
    I am deeply fucking disturbed.
    I've seen my prosecution and death
    A thousand times, already.

    ©3_am__

  • cassiopeia_sky 27w

    America each Day

    Every Day in the US of A their is a Black person killed for sport or play waiting for the day all this evil to go astray....
    ©cassiopeia513

  • dr_amyne 28w

    ( OH MAMA AFRICA ! )

    ( Oh Mama Africa! )

    Where lie the problems and the solutions?

    The educated and the enlightened who keep quiet while silently watching the predicaments like frightened Owls?

    Or the hungry leaders who keep prowling and looting the resources meant for the proles ?

    ( Oh Mama Africa! )

    On mental health issues and mental toughness

    All they care about are the mortal human bodies

    That will one day decay and get lost in the cosmos

    Neglecting the most important, the immortal human souls

    No one care about your mental health, they just feed you carbohydrates

    Not knowing there is big fire burning inside the minds of the big guys and girls

    You fought all the internal demons that are trying to bring you to your knees

    If one day you let your tears out, and cry ones, twice, or thrice before you continue the unending internal battles

    They say " Come on big guy/girl ! Don't embarrass yourself and the big guys/girls, only the weak minded cries

    They don't know : “People cry, not because they're weak. It's because they've been strong for too long", not sometimes but all the times

    So you suppresses your emotions away from them, because those emotions have no values in their eyes

    They have no idea that your emotions and your tears came from strength and from the warrior mentality that you posseses

    ( Oh Mama Africa! )

    Had we known any better

    We would have been greater

    And take care of our brothers and sisters more smarter

    But Mama Africa when I want to move out of town to explore greatness, your sons and daughters say " So you are neglecting your family? Otherwise, stay closer"

    "It's too dangerous outside, better safe in your own little town in that shelter"

    But in the shelter it's size is smaller , and it's raining and leaking, I am catching fever

    And no growth in comfort zone whatsoever

    " Don't go to those gardens,
    we were told by our ancestors their fruits taste bitter "

    Some rules are meant to be broken, so I explore the gardens, I became an explorer

    My God! I found out those bitter fruits taste better

    And other many fruits taste more sweeter

    ( Oh Mama Africa! )

    I wanted to marry, they said "Yeah but only in our little Town, no any place safer"

    I grew up in that little town, not knowing the greatness of people like Alexander

    The way of life, traditions and mentality of my town were all I ever knew, nothing newer

    Until He came to my rescue, and sent me further

    He say " Travel and see for yourself the nations and civilizations that were former "

    Because traveling widens your horizons and makes you a good observer

    Nothing much can you see if all your life you are an insider

    Get out and tell me what it's like to look at your town from perspective of an outsider

    "Is your judgment the same?", No my judgement is more objective, because now I am more of an observer

    ( Oh Mama Africa! )

    Would you forgive me for not knowing any better?

    I have this autistic sister

    Spending every penny of our earnings out of love for her to get better

    Taken to gazillion of times to traditional healer and Islamic Center

    Bombarding her with herbal remedies lacking medical trials and license whatsoever

    She has been said to be possessed by the evil spirit, Jin, so said the insider

    I began to believe what they said, until when I saw similar situation approached in different accurate ways by outsider

    The outsider said to me " all her activities, symptoms and signs are busy telling you ' Look I am not possessed but Autistic female, so I am your Autistic Sister"

    " That's why you are missing the prevention, diagnosis,and management of such cases, now what you gonna do that you know better?"

    ( Oh Mama Africa! )

    " Yes my son, now what would you do about your sister's situation? , Answer the damn question"

    I would study the case, and refer her to right medical institution

    And pay more attention in the society for early diagnosis, management of similar or entirely different cases with their prevention

    " Son, Is that all you learnt from the outsider, after all the given information?"

    Mama, the outsider built special schools for people struggling with mental disorders for special intervention

    They built homes for them, and say " Look beautiful come over here it's more safer in this accommodation"

    Protecting them from the society that always attack them due to it's ignorance of clear picture of their condition

    ( Oh Mama Africa! )

    " Ok now tell me what about your other brother who couldn't talk fluently like you, didn't you get inpatient waiting, thinking he was taking centuries, for him to express himself and his situation?"

    " Wanting him to think, act and speak like he has no limitation"

    " Tell me what the outsider said about his condition"

    Oh the outsider said " Your brother has what we call 'Apaxia' for decades" , everything has level, stop calling anything you don't understand 'evil spirit'. Mama, you see Apaxia and Autism I never heard about them where I grew up. What a tribulation

    The outsider further said : "Look, these beautiful humans, one has Autism, one has Apaxia, this is how to better their condition to avoid any further complication"

    ( Oh Mama Africa! )

    " Glad to hear that, but what about woman, her freedom and liberty in this society ?"

    " So many troubles she carries on her shoulders, what a tragedy"

    " For years she has been married, but no sons, and daughters of her own, she is not lucky"

    " The society put the blame on her saying she is infitile, that the husband should marry more women more fertile, that she shouldn't be shown any mercy"

    But the outsider found out that the problem of infertility is not only arising from the woman, man's sperm count in many of the cases is the one faulty

    Mama, I couldn't imagine the sadness and weight on your shoulder, hold on little more we are working to fix the predicament even though slowly. It's so bulky

    ( Oh Mama Africa! )

    " My beloved Amin, my faith is being restored, I am proud of you, now I can rest in peace knowing freedom, justice, liberty, mercy and equality would be served in this society"

  • guafevc 32w

    Prejudice Racism

    If white people are born racist does that just mean the rest of us are prejudice?
    Black lives matter, the rest do not?
    Divide the country by back and white.
    Make it so we cannot unite.
    Guest in my own house, music isn't a color. It's a sound.
    Pit the rich against the poor.
    Pit the white against the black.
    Homosexuals versus the Super Straight.
    Stuck in between the groups.
    Christians made out to be the new evil.
    Atheists are now the new God.
    Which movement are you part of?
    Cause in America if you aren't KKK you are Antifa?
    ©guafevc