While studying the Beat Generation of the 1950's, my teacher had the class write a poem, entitled, America. He told us to sit down and just write a poem about America, describing it. Afterward, He showed us Allen Ginsberg's America. Here is my poem:
America by Fletcher Boland
hard-core black welfare mothers with hoards of illegitimate children
A garden of decaying pickup trucks on a hillside
Those flowers are so pretty, lets go pick some!
A square peg in a round hole works better.
X -the many meanings of
"25% of the population of the United States speaks Spanish"
abuse the elderly
Is the US Government Nazis?
kill to preserve
the master switch
Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School
Allen Ginsberg's America (The Original)
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