The American Dream

Every morning I leave my place of work,

In a rush, I try to beat the traffic to get to my next destination on time,

My tummy growls, a sound that has become so familiar to my ears,

But time I have none,

To stop by McDonald’s and maybe get me a healthy double cheese burger,

At least not today, I'm busy speeding,

Chasing money and education, burning gas I can barely afford,

Yes! I’m living the American dream.


Today is a new day but I can't really tell,

For yesterday's activities are my priorities for today and tomorrow and so forth,

Any time now I expect my eyes to blind me,

And exhaustion to claim my body,

Sleep! Yes! That lovely world filled with wonderful dreams,

Has become as rare as that chocolate bar I crave so much,

All my dreams I dream now with my eyes wide open,

Yes! I’m living the American dream.


60 hours I put in this week,

But this paycheck seems to be mocking me,

Bills, rent, tuition fee, insurance, buy gas, and god forbid there’s enough money left for me to buy Some decent toiletries from the dollar store,

But I have no worries at all,

Yes! I’m living the American dream


Friends I thought I’d always have,

But it's been months now since I saw them,

My schedule leaves no time for a social life,

It hardly leaves time for me,

I work hard but yet I’m broke, I'm mad, I’m sad, I’m single, I’m bored, I’m lonely, I’m hungry,

And no matter how hard I try, I never seem to catch a break,

The picket fence, the perfect husband, a dog and two kids I own none,

So I guess I’m doing alright because, what can go wrong?

When I’m living this American dream

1 Responses

  • Kiunga
  • Friday, January 8th, 2016

True that laureate maasai

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