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so this is where all the dreaming takes me
to a cold, empty reality
with sleep still in my eyes
shivering, confused, I must’ve overslept
now it’s time to wake up
one last yawn, then face the lies
I’m barefoot and the streets are rough
paved with broken glass
but that’s okay
’cause the land is flowing
with milk and honey
bread and butter
and justice
if you just keep on going ...



This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.




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Edawg1 said...
today at 1:57 pm
very good setup. but you could've gone deeper and in more depth.
 
davisaa01 said...
Mar. 31 at 8:09 am
I really liked your poem. It's more mysterious and depressing. It leaves a reader wondering, 'What happens next?'
 
The_Rarest_PEPE said...
Oct. 7, 2015 at 10:10 am
Great poem it was so good
 
CalumThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Jun. 19, 2015 at 8:14 pm
I love your use of metaphors.
 
CalumThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Jun. 19, 2015 at 8:15 pm
Would you mind checking out my work? teenink.com/poetry/free_verse/article/803145/A-Girl-Made-of-Glass/ teenink.com/poetry/free_verse/article/808781/Silence/
 
Benfigueroa said...
May 28, 2015 at 11:38 am
wow, That was great!
 
jaygatsbycastillo said...
May 6, 2015 at 10:56 am
That was...awesome
 
Chepe L. said...
Jun. 10, 2014 at 1:35 pm
i loved this book  
 
mikeywazhere said...
Jun. 10, 2014 at 1:34 pm
i loved this book
 
Chepe L. said...
Jun. 10, 2014 at 1:31 pm
yes  
 
Rosie_Pearl said...
Aug. 28, 2013 at 9:31 pm
This is a really nice poem :) it was interesting read! However, the fact that only two lines rhyme puzzles me... other than that GREAT JOB!!! Also, I'd really appreciate if y'all would read some of mine
 
prab shah replied...
Dec. 5, 2013 at 8:50 pm
can u plz explain me this .......
 
BananaGram said...
Jul. 15, 2013 at 11:41 pm
Very good poem, portrays America perfectly. Keep up the good work!
 
Isibeal This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 15, 2013 at 3:39 pm
Great poem!! I love how it's so short, yet to the point, and meaningful
 
thezebrasgray This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 15, 2013 at 1:15 pm
This is beautiful, truthful, and beautifully truthful. I also appreciate its simplicity. Good job!
 
writingriver05 said...
May 10, 2013 at 8:28 pm
American Dream is a beatuiful poem. And also very true. Oh, if only it wasnt i think this world would be a much better place. Dont you agree?
 
Moodie.TheQUEEN said...
May 10, 2013 at 12:49 pm
AWESOME. I can totally relate! This poem is amazing & it shows reality (:
 
L.E.Liza101 said...
Mar. 30, 2013 at 2:41 pm
I love it. It is amazing. 
 
TheoBV said...
Mar. 29, 2013 at 1:10 pm
Amazing. I loved it.
 
CarrieElizabeth said...
Mar. 28, 2013 at 3:03 pm
WOW. Beautiful beautiful beautiful.
 
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