SUPPOSED AMERICAN DREAMI remember living in the burbsSUPPOSED AMERICAN DREAM2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Where neighbors would wave when you passed by
Where the grass is always green on every side
And every house looked the same
And in my tormented high school state
I'd still smile and wave
My fortune was told that there was no way but up
My future supposedly paved in gold
I was born into the richest country in the world
Blinded by my parents financial whispers and the burbs
Only to realize that poverty and the selfishness of others
Wouldn't hesitate to eat me alive
In hindsight I've learned over these years
That the things I own have ended up owning me
But learning as you grow won't pay off this financial debt
So I slave and live in fear like any other American
So this is the American Dream?
This is what every other country strives to deem?
What happened to Americans sticking together?
I thought we were all sisters and brothers
I wanted something better
Something more for myself
Than a dead-end job where I wouldn't get to apply myself
College is supposed to
Listen HereYou were too young to make such a commitment in your elder's eyesListen Here2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
All except yours and his.
Marriage sounds blissful and fun
Until the honeymoon is over, and you're two years in.
Day by day affairs are hard to get through
Especially when you have kids.
Trying to be a hard working father and husband
But a beer or cigarette to relax, your wife forbids.
Father and husband, supporting the family and trying to keep your cool
Even when your single next door neighbor flirts with your wife like a tool.
Frustrated with your husband's jealousy
You want to go out with your old friends and party.
Like when you were 21
But you have to stay home and take care of the kids.
Feeling trapped in a damned house with no place to go
But to your in-laws, the bank or the grocery store.
Another fifteen years of dedication to go
And to think you're only three years in.
And you wonder what happened to the friends you used to have...
The ones you used to laugh and have fun with
Before you became a mom and dad.