Red, White, and Blue? All I see is Green.
Each member of society defining
an illusion termed American Dream.
We reform, amend, lie, deny, betray, kill, torture
Seeking money and power, I suppose.
Americans tend to be one of two things:
Lazy, Greedy, or both.
In most cases, based on observation
Lazy are led to consider themselves entitled
Entitled to freedom, you ask? No.
They deem to be entitled to free.
free food, free phone, free school, free home,
free healthcare, free checks
Land of the free so what’s free next?
that what he achieves will never be enough.
He steals quite cleverly,
doubles what he made last year,
yet still remains unhappy.
I want to be proud of this nation!
Show patriotism and love where I am.
but that would that mean
I was ignorant, uninformed, one of them.
Where have all the righteous men gone?
Where are those who fight and complete?
Where are all the hard-working, honest,
happy human beings?
Smothered by the Lazy, broken by Greed.
They are gone.
in My American Dream.
POEM BY: NIKKI SILVA