American Dream

by Mask By The Moon
originally published at 02:13PM on Monday, January 21, 2008

Tell me what my friends now mean
When they say “the American dream”
Is a set life, a set schedule,
Having to follow every rule
From here to San Fransico
Everywhere you could possibly go
You can only do a few things
That’s not the American dream

The American dream is supposed to bring hope
Not tether us down with laws as a rope
Not tell us what we can and can’t do
Aren’t we supposed to be free?
This doesn’t seem like freedom to me…
This is not the American dream.

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Comments

  • from Mask By The Moon:

    Inspired by the song “American Dream” by Switchfoot

    look it up, they’re my favorite band.

    LoA

  • from One Time, One Chance:

    this is soo right. i like it!=]

  • from Apostrophe :

    yeah i kinda know what you meant when you said it was like mine. Only diffrence I see is that mine has to do with the trend in pop culture and the economic effects on society. But very nicely written none the less.

  • from Stovohobo:

    I thought it was very nice, and true.
    Sequeled.

  • from Kermitgorf:

    Ah yes the Bush years have made cynics of even the young… great poem apt for our times. bravo.

  • from Saint Chuck:

    Now this makes me glad I moved the hell out before things get even worse ;)
    Nice work!
    LoA

  • from Yujji:

    This is really good Nikki . Love ya!

    Yujji