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Dance of the American Dream

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startin_fresh
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0 posted 08-17-99 01:26 AM       View Profile for startin_fresh   Email startin_fresh   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for startin_fresh

Dance of the American Dream

Striving, Driving, Pushing, Shoving
Working towards the top.
Gasping, Grabbing, Fighting, Yelling
Falling upon a desk in a slump.

My God he's so young
Are you sure it's the heart?
Only worked 16 hour days
I swear that's all Doc!

Wanting, Giving, Searching, Lacking
Fulfillment of the dream
Denying, lying, buying, crying
Mountains of debt possessed

Blackness, Loneliness, Hopelessness,
Despair over the loss of love
Yanking, pulling, stabbing pain
Love trickles out like blood.

Surviving, Driving, Pushing, Shoving
Working 16 hours days
Graying, slowing, tiring going
Driven to an early grave.

My God he's so young
Are you sure it's the heart?
Only worked 16 hour days
I swear that's all Doc!

Legacy, Mark, tribute of self
What will be left behind?
Rumpled clothes, and unfulfilled dreams.
Working striving pushing shoving.


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Sue
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Dream? Or nightmare? Good one!
elvira
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well done my poetic friend...i used to be caught up in that race...now i consider myself a minimalist, i doubt that european "trend" will ever get imported to the US though...we live and learn, and, sadly, some never do


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Poet deVine
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Excellent! I can certainly relate to this one except we are not allowed to put in 16 hour days - we have to cram 16 hours of work into 8 and feel stressed if we fail!

My dream - travel around the country, meeting people and writing - sort of a poetic Charles Karault.........
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4 posted 08-17-99 10:10 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Excellent poem... so many dance the dance and never pause to live.
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