American History

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Poetry tops the list of things I love. I’ve never had a chance to study it as an art form. The college I went to didn’t have much use for poetry. Nobody ever got rich from writing. I can make the statement they didn’t place much value on the written word as a means of expression. In my time there, only one creative writing class was offered every four years because it was a requirement for middle school teachers. I felt sorry for my professor. It was his last year before retirement. All my classmates did was complain. I decided to devote 2021 to writing different styles of poetry. Therefore, in February, I plan to write sonnets. I’ve titled this one American History.

American History

The problem with American history

Is it fails to tell the whole story

The retelling is less than satisfactory

When the focus in the ones with the glory

Tales of rich white men in ivory towers

Leave out the lives of the common flocks

By focusing on the ones who held all the power

You leave out the nipple that turn the spokes

The books only hint at the foot soldier fighting amid the blood and gore

Ignoring the slave laboring long hours in a deep south cotton field

Never mentioning the immigrant working the line on a factory floor

Or the army nurse who stood against tradition and mended and healed

These are the lost stories that made America great

The tales of the common people with a forgotten fate

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I am the author of Saving the Hen House. I didn't know when I started it would turn into a series. I love to ride motorcycles, the blues, my family, and going on adventures. This old hen rocks.

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