American Dream?

June 2, 2010
By inFULLbloom16 BRONZE, Aurora, Colorado
inFULLbloom16 BRONZE, Aurora, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
Seeing, is not believing. Because seeing donly proves that you know it's there, not that YOU believe, in what you know.

We live the American dream.
So they say.
Going throughout the days;
Whether they be grim or joyous,
Unaware that the dream is which we live.
All that we want is more, more, more,
When more is what we have.
And more isn’t what we need.
Never taking the time to think of other civilizations,
Where they scavenge for something to eat,
And kids raise their other siblings,
because their parents have died.
We only realize this because of a natural disaster,
because we feel sympathy.
Though why shall we only come together in these situations?
So yes, the American dream is what we live,
Though it is filled with so much hatred and greed,
So much to the point that we are no longer United
We are individual states,
Individual people.
So yes.
I live the American Dream,
But this dream has become,
a nightmare.

The author's comments:
This is about the brutal desaster stricken in Haiti, and how it took a disaster for us all to come together. We all live what they say is the "American Dream", but when everyone has plenty and only want more, it is discouraging for me to think about. I say this because we have a lot more than other countries, and yet we all want more. So it is depressing to know that thousands of lives, young and old, had to be taken for us to feel we need to help those who are in need, when they were before the disaster.

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