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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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theatercamper1212 said...
Aug. 26, 2010 at 11:21 am:
Really good. I want to read more of your work it would be awesome or even to see artwork. But this was really good! So keep writing.
 
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QuixoticDreamer said...
Aug. 26, 2010 at 10:50 am:

The imagery captures the irony well. Not many people are willing to face-let alone write about- the lies that make up the stereotypical American dream.

Nicely done!

 
SOSaiXD This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Aug. 26, 2010 at 2:42 pm :
I couldn't agree with you more...
 
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olican16 said...
Aug. 10, 2010 at 2:30 pm:
this is ssoosososososoossoso good!! i love this!
 
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DeadPeopleKinndaGrl said...
Aug. 4, 2010 at 12:23 pm:
I love it! Great job person of America. Plzzzzzzzz give me some feedback!!! Thanx (:
 
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Lucy(: This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 4, 2010 at 11:57 am:

i totally agree with this poem, it has so much meaning that most amreicans don't understand.

i love the voice you have in it. (:

 
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bbygurl21 said...
Jul. 28, 2010 at 2:42 pm:
this is beautiful i love it can you comment some of my work please
 
DeadPeopleKinndaGrl replied...
Aug. 4, 2010 at 12:26 pm :
I'll swap u stories!! Ur comments for mine!!! Thanx (:
 
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qekelly1 said...
Jul. 20, 2010 at 5:00 pm:
I LOVE IT
 
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everthought said...
Jul. 13, 2010 at 10:58 pm:
Not bad at all
 
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lulubee22 said...
Jul. 13, 2010 at 12:46 pm:
This is so beautiful! I especially love the last two lines...great job! oh and please check out my work everyone
 
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rocksrock said...
Jul. 13, 2010 at 12:46 am:
one word: powerful.
 
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IamtheStargirl said...
Jun. 25, 2010 at 5:17 pm:
Interesting. The image I got from this poem was of an orphaned boy, barefoot and in tattered pants. You're good.
 
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InkDance said...
Jun. 21, 2010 at 9:52 pm:
I absolutely love this piece because I think it captures the sardonic humor of America, and it's amazing to me tat you could do it in so few words. I can't really express how much this poem embodied to me...the fact that we're the strongest but the cruelest. 
 
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M2M4life:) said...
Jun. 21, 2010 at 8:38 pm:

i love the feel of it.. the desolation && the anger but the hope at the end. it makes it so beautiful

 

 

 
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palak said...
Jun. 21, 2010 at 10:50 am:

its v.well worded keep up the good work

chek out my work as well??

 
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nicole3324 said...
May 30, 2010 at 8:53 pm:
that is so true and so amazing rock on and keep writing
 
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AngelicRocker This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 30, 2010 at 8:06 pm:
When I read the title of the poem I instantly though of the song Hollywood by Marina and the Diamonds, but this poem was completely different, in a good way :) Luved it :))
 
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demetria said...
May 30, 2010 at 7:51 pm:

i actually liked this poem. the concept was nice and the word choice fit the idea of this poem.

i just wish it were longer.

 
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luv2swim said...
May 30, 2010 at 11:52 am:
wow, that was amazing!! I love the way you portrayed all that a person can face in just a day! Keep writing! Please read my piece!! It's my first piece on this website and i want to know how you like it. Please read mine and comment!!!
 
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