Dream Poem

I was watching a show with my dad about a man who cheated millions of dollars from people who thought they were making an investment. The man was spending the money on anything and everything. He had houses, cars, fancy clothes, and everything a person could ever want. Someone on the show jokingly said he was living the American dream. The sad truth is that to lots of people, the American dream is getting to have everything you want and get away with it.
Ophelia Age: 15

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Wise words. Wish more people out there could be as wise and critical as the poet who wrote this.

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American Dream


Published: April 2011

Living the American dream isn't always as it seems.
Fancy cars, movie stars.
Pain filled lives, filled with scars.
"I've got it all. My life is good.
Everything seems as it should.
I can do it myself.
Life is all about me."
That's what they say because they can't see.
Pain filled lives with no hope to find,
for to true happiness they are blind.
"Do what you want for tomorrow we die."
It's the way many live, but inside they cry.
They can't see why their world is a mess.
They've lost their way but won't confess.
To surrender is the only way to be free.
But if they won't hear it, they'll never see.
We must show the world how to lose their chains.
They need to know God cares for their pains.
The American dream shouldn't be about me.
To so many it is, and they simply won't see.


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  • Ashley Marilynne Wong by Ashley Marilynne Wong
  • 2 years ago

Wise words. Wish more people out there could be as wise and critical as the poet who wrote this.

  • Shaniya Bass by Shaniya Bass, Dalas Tx
  • 6 years ago

This is kind of weird to be on a website that you don't know about and love the first thing you see. This poem will touch you of how cruel America is now. So read it if you want to truly learn how America is now.

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