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Poems about Politics and Patriotism

 

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
From "Let America Be America Again" by Langston Hughes


More poems about Politics and Patriotism:

In a Country by Larry Levis
My love and I are inventing a country, which we can...

American History by Michael S. Harper
Those four black girls blown up...

I Hear America Singing by Walt Whitman
I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear...

America by Robert Creeley
America, you ode for reality!...

A Poet Speaks from the Visitor's Gallery by Archibald MacLeish
Have Gentlemen perhaps forgotten this?...

I, Too, Sing America by Langston Hughes
I, too, sing America...

Let America Be America Again by Langston Hughes
Let America be America again...

Howl..., Parts I & II by Allen Ginsberg
I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked...

Patriotics by David Baker
Yesterday a little girl got slapped to death by her daddy...

On Being Brought from Africa to America by Phillis Wheatley
'Twas mercy brought me from my Pagan land...

From "The Congressional Library" by Amy Lowell
Where else in all America are we so symbolized...

Bomb Crater Sky by Lam Thi My Da
They say that you, a road builder...

Identity Crisis by F. D. Reeve
He was urged to prepare for success...

Our Post-Soviet History Unfolds by Eleanor Lerman
This is what she says about Russia, in the year 2000, in...

Exquisite Candidate by Denise Duhamel
I can promise you this: food in the White House...

Exquisite Politics by Denise Duhamel
The perfect voter has a smile but no eyes...

The Star-Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key
O say, can you see, by the dawn's early light...

Patriotism by Sir Walter Scott
Breathes there the man with soul so dead...




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