Submit Poems
Get Your Premium Membership

Read Poems by Derek Chos

Derek Chos Avatar    Block poet from commenting on your poetry

Below are poems written by poet Derek Chos. Click the Next or Previous links below the poem to navigate between poems. Remember, Poetrysoup is an environment of encouragement and growth. Thank you.

List of ALL Derek Chos poems

Best Derek Chos Poems

+ Follow Poet

Last Remnant of our Capitalist Dreams

I serve as a missing link between
A world of liberal dreams
And conservative lifestyles

I am a remnant of a life
Of owning cars and taking a wife
And spend my days organizing files

She embraces all a millennial's roles
Too poor to fill the air with coal
Or think about popping out a child

She represents everything I lust
How she's so lazy she rusts
A life so far away from wild

And everyone else I love's the same

The last remnants of the American Dream
Drown ourselves in drugs and memes
To fight against the ancient tide

Yet I walk along the same old path
Swathed in the arms of historical wrath
As they both yell for me to pick a side

Our history is filled with hate
Where they'd kill and segregate
And claim the rich are better suited

I was raised with that toxic dream
To hit the top and reign supreme
While the dregs all rioted and looted

Now everyone I've come to know
Raised the curtains on this show
And showed me the world how it looks naked

Freaks, labeled as such because they bleed
Depressed and waiting to be freed
From the capitalist world they hated

I want to see the world grasping hands

The last remnant of an American Dream
Hand in hand; a life supreme
Subjugated by class wars

Teachers pruning out curiosity
The death of what has made me me
No one's gonna make it through these doors

America is falling down
Because the old men grasp their crowns

So let me pull the plug on their daydreams
Wash away the suffering
Bring on a world where we are one

No more 1% or left or right
Eliminate the need to fight
Everything will end when we realize we are one.

Copyright © Derek Chos | Year Posted 2016


Post Comments

Please Login to post a comment

A comment has not been posted for this poem. Be the first to comment.