Warning: This poem contains political criticism.
"The American Dream"
I dream the American Dream.
I dream of immigrants coming
to a new land with all bright hope
and building a great nation there.
I dream of opportunities
to start a new business and
create financial security.
I dream of a meritocracy
where people work hard
to move up in the world.
I dream of an economy
where workers can save up
to buy a house and put in
a white picket fence.
I dream of a society in which
people fall in love, get married,
and have children and pets.
I dream of a culture that
encourages folks to get a car
or a bike and travel to see it all.
I dream of a more perfect union
in which all people are created equal
and endowed with the rights of life,
liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Then I wake up, and Trump is still president.
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Here are the top ten American Dreams.
2. Financial Security
3. Starting a Business
6. Home owner
Some phrases in the poem come from the U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.