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Putting yourself in someone else's American Dream

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Putting yourself in someone else's American Dream

I’m a young woman living the American dream
working in a fast food restaurant 
this is not what I dreamed of but 
I got to be supporting my family, 
to make them proud

Working in the McDonalds restaurant is my American dream
Flipping Big Macs, Serving them, calling customers names, 
and writing on the burgers with mayonnaise
They don’t know what’s in the burgers 
so they won’t know what’s inside that will kill them 
I dropped a few burgers on the floor
I don’t tell them, just pick it back up 
& act like nothing happened, they won’t know

McDonalds is my American dream
Ice cubes from the dispensers are as cold as the winter skies
playing a role for the drinks, that are nastier then you think 
not knowing where your meat comes from 
but the workers still cooks them serve it on a bun for you
that’s my job and the American dream
nothing can beat that! 
That’s the American dream I’m living in, what about you?

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  1. Date: 11/3/2012 4:49:00 AM
    WHoa! You've told it like it is! No sugar-coating. The American dream continues to be desired because it is a dream, few turn it into reality. And one person's dream does not work for another person. Well written Donna!

  1. Date: 10/24/2012 12:23:00 PM
    A poem that I liked very much - thank you for sharing it with me. Have a nice day. - / / oxox love from Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 10/24/2012 10:36:00 AM
    you scared me! Il think twice before devouring a burger now :p... I like this one :)

  1. Date: 10/24/2012 5:26:00 AM
    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you this morning Donna. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. Hoping you find even more inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. Thank you for sharing your writing with us. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/24/2012 3:20:00 AM
    i like!!!!