Struggling to make ends meet
Happens on every street
Barely enough to get by
Unpaid bills and funds run dry.
American Dream, where did it go?
Was it a lie, for the world to know?
Stress piles high, demand is too much
The American Dream, I just can’t touch.
Rent is due, kids need clothes
Shopping for bargains is how it goes.
American Dream, is what I was told
But rarely do I see it, actually unfold.
Homeless and Mental Health
Security from the Commonwealth
Jobless rate and disability
A loss beyond our ability.
I look out the window of the American Dream
Thinking it was a lie or so it does seem
American Dream, where are you now?
Were you a lie we all believed in some how?
I’ll close my eyes and dream of my home
An American myth, I ponder alone.
Written by Catherine Mellen