Saturday, September 29, 2012

The American Dream

The American Dream

Work hard, work harder
But nothing really works anymore
Life was good and it always got better
Do you remember when it started to fall apart
Your comfortable pay-cheque and perhaps bonus
Has turned to minimum wage and fewer hours
There was once opportunity for all
Now there is one job for thousands
Homes were a place of joy and sanctuary
The Federal Reserve has made them cheap commodities
An education bought a ticket to success
Tuition unfortunately has become life-time debt
Your health and well-being were never a concern
Insurance companies felt that was unacceptable
Driving a nice car was a sign of success
Today it sits in the drive-way because you can’t afford gas
Food was abundant and very affordable
Now food stamps provide the best processed dinner products
American ingenuity meant prescriptions were cheap
Big Pharma put an end to that
Old age meant security and travel vacations
No teeth, no mobility and no vision make the old age home a comfortable alternative
The American Dream
Has been reclassified as a recurring nightmare
The dream has become one crisis after another crisis, and
One war after another war.

Time for protest and revolution
Joseph Pede

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