AMERICAN DREAM

“American Dream”

Head hangs

Feels strange

People looting the 

Stores like they’re 

Deranged 

Eyes open

I’m broken

Unsettled in this

Life of the new

Woken

Head aches

Hands shake

Struggling for every 

Dime that you 

Make

This life isn’t what I had pictured for me; This life, damn sure, isn’t what I had dreamed. 

Back pain

Shirt stain

Working masked up to

Prevent the next 

Strain

Sore feet

Less meat

Dealing with climate 

Change and this

Heat

Arms sore

Closed doors

Prices increase and

Continue to

Soar

This life isn’t what I had pictured for me; This life, damn sure, isn’t what I had dreamed.

Emotional low

Blow after blow

Whether to take the 

Vaccine or no

Crazy year

Eyes of tears

Watching the news for

Something good to

Hear

We wait

We have faith

Knowing everything is on God’s plate. 

Wind blows

God knows

Believing this isn’t our country’s fate

This life isn’t what I had pictured for me; This life, damn sure, isn’t the American dream.

Written on October 6, 2021

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