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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.
  1. Date: 11/30/2013 2:56:00 AM

    No single citizen wants to wallow in debt. A very relevant poem, l think.
  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.
  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
  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!
  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
  1. Date: 10/27/2013 10:39:00 PM

    Powerful composition. Great writing! Always, Laura
  1. Date: 10/24/2013 4:55:00 PM

    Yes yes....well said....simple simple...for me...great work..
  1. Date: 10/24/2013 8:41:00 AM

    Excellent. Well penned. Enjoyed. Tfs
  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 :)
  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
  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.
  1. Date: 10/23/2013 10:16:00 PM

    Nice expression, I bought the dream but they sold me a lie, Cherie

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