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THE AMERICAN DREAM

Have you bought into.the scheme?
That keeps you in debt, to the 1%

The education, The house, the car

I want, I want, I want it all!!

But first, I have to pay off, this college
Tution course.

25,000.00 in a loan hole.
I must get a job, to pay it all off.
Sadly I can't get a job in my field
This was not, apart of the deal.

They told me to get a education.
I would be at the top.
I have to find a job
If it means, pushing a mop.


1 credit card left.  I've paid off 3
These interest rates, are killing me.
I wish I took some time, to think things through
The white picket fence, if only I knew.

THE AMERICAN DREAM!!
I had to,  pursue.

A mortgage seemed so,  unreal at the time
That old French word

Mort- DEAD   GAGE- PLEDGE

Plagues my mind.


What was I thinking! I'm not free!!
In debt, I will forever be

I bought the dream- red white & blue
Education, house, car & other things to

Yes I bought the dream, but they sold me a lie
Before you want, a piece of the pie

In debt, we trust till the day we die!!!

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  1. Date: 5/26/2014 9:21:00 AM
    Hey Cheriebunny, hope all is well dear friend.

  1. Date: 5/17/2014 10:08:00 AM
    thanks for the warning Cherie,,,wonderful write

  1. Date: 2/6/2014 1:27:00 PM
    Bravo to this truth. Bravo, Poet!

  1. Date: 2/5/2014 10:17:00 PM
    Where have you been? Oh yeah, in debt.

  1. Date: 2/3/2014 8:43:00 AM
    Hi Cherie, I was thinking about you so I'm dropping by to say hello.

  1. Date: 1/11/2014 1:46:00 PM
    Hi Cherie, long time no see, I hope all is well.

  1. Date: 12/31/2013 12:26:00 AM
    So on point with this one. I'm so glad to see that people are waking up. Great job with this. ~ Tranquil Bleu

  1. Date: 12/4/2013 4:51:00 PM
    It is a vicious cycle. Well expressed. How have you been? Haven't seen you around in a while. I hope you are well.

    thomas Avatar cherie thomas
    Date: 12/4/2013 10:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Richard....I miss you!!! Ive been good ,, tyfa just working nights now temporarily and ive lost a bit of creativity lately :( lol hopeing it will come back soon. How are you doing? I need to catch up on your poems. Hows life treating you...I hope well:0) thanks so much for your comment always appreciate your kindness....hugz cherie
  1. Date: 11/30/2013 2:56:00 AM
    No single citizen wants to wallow in debt. A very relevant poem, l think.

    thomas Avatar cherie thomas
    Date: 11/30/2013 7:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi n daba very true it would just be a viscous cycle...ty 4 your insightful comment:) cherie
  1. Date: 11/10/2013 2:22:00 AM
    I've neva had the experience of mortgage systems but i tink must b a lifetime debt tension eh. But lets u afford everyting? So i found yor poem great to read n fascinating. Fondest regards cherie.

    thomas Avatar cherie thomas
    Date: 11/30/2013 7:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi s zay....thanks for your kind comment appreciate your thoughts on this topic:) yeah I think it applies to how we can buy into dreams by the things we need and then enslaved to it all. It takes time to learn the system but when you realize its important to keep it in mind of what you need from what you want...ty for commenting my friend s zay
  1. Date: 11/1/2013 10:49:00 AM
    Wow Cherie, an interesting perspective of this thing we call the "American Dream". Good Job, though I'm troubled now in purchasing a home and beibng stuck with a 'Dead Pledge' -ScArY!!! MC

    thomas Avatar cherie thomas
    Date: 11/1/2013 11:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Lol MC you always make me laugh:0) I think your wise don't let it scare you just be aware of how the system works. I know you will be fine. Thanks for stopping by always a pleasure to see you:0)
  1. Date: 10/30/2013 9:03:00 PM
    I hear you loud and clear. Damnation is what we get for daring to dream the American schemes ...thanks Congress!

    thomas Avatar cherie thomas
    Date: 11/1/2013 11:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Your so right Karen, I could not have said it any better. Thanks for your input always appreciated,,, :0) cherie
  1. Date: 10/30/2013 1:50:00 AM
    Wonderful write Cherie, I used to get into so much debt and I hated it. I hate politicians telling me what to dream, it is all BS...enjoyed your poem....Peter

    thomas Avatar cherie thomas
    Date: 10/30/2013 8:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi peter,, thanks I was that way to, in debt you feel so trapped. Then I realized it's a way to have a form of control over people. Alot of B.S. thanks for your comment always appreciate it:0) Cherie
  1. Date: 10/27/2013 10:39:00 PM
    Powerful composition. Great writing! Always, Laura

    thomas Avatar cherie thomas
    Date: 10/28/2013 7:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Laura thanks so much. Appreciate Your kind comment:o) Cherie
  1. Date: 10/24/2013 4:55:00 PM
    Yes yes....well said....simple simple...for me...great work..

    thomas Avatar cherie thomas
    Date: 10/25/2013 7:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Donna, thanks so much for your comment, much appreciated:0) cherie
  1. Date: 10/24/2013 8:41:00 AM
    Excellent. Well penned. Enjoyed. Tfs

    thomas Avatar cherie thomas
    Date: 10/24/2013 11:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Ravi, thanks so much, appreciate your comment:) Cherie....
  1. Date: 10/24/2013 5:22:00 AM
    - A big dream that cost a lot ... occupy your thoughts, ruining your sleep and your life. - The bank gives you nightmares and high interest rates .... Very well written .... wish you good luck with getting a new job Cherie !!! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

    thomas Avatar cherie thomas
    Date: 10/24/2013 7:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Anne, thanks so much it so true what you said. So many peoples lives get damaged, from this uncertain economy. I have a job with the gov but when the furlow was.in place, They shut down a different department, in a different Burough It was scary, for alot of people. This is just a fictional write, but very real! Thanks for your comment & really appreciate your kindness:) <3 Cherie
  1. Date: 10/24/2013 1:22:00 AM
    Cherie!!!! Great write on contemporary life. Policies that sound palatable yet unfulfilled. Thanks for sharing and thanks again for going through my recent poems. I'll respond back shortly. I've just started work- by the way it's 0818 hours as I write this comment. Best Friend, JM

    thomas Avatar cherie thomas
    Date: 10/24/2013 7:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Good morning jm thanks so much for stopping by. That was lovely!!:) yes indeed those words you say are very real!!!. I was long overdue, to stop by jm lol no problem:) have a good day ok <3 cherie
  1. Date: 10/24/2013 12:22:00 AM
    Just thought I'd stop by to share some love my dear friend, since I've already placed a review on this poem back at CS. Loved it.

    thomas Avatar cherie thomas
    Date: 10/24/2013 7:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much M. Your so thoughtful. IM always happy to see you IM gonna stop by your side. I hope you enjoy your day off :) big.hugz <3 cherie
  1. Date: 10/23/2013 10:16:00 PM
    Nice expression, I bought the dream but they sold me a lie, Cherie

    thomas Avatar cherie thomas
    Date: 10/24/2013 7:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Dr Ram, thanks so much for your comment. I have learned, to try and not get trapped in the lie. It took a bit of time to figure it out in my youth but with time & experience I've learned alot, appreciate your comment thankyou:0) Cherie...