American Dream

by PammyMcB

I want the American dream
but it is not for me
the color of my skin
impedes all opportunity
BORN IN POVERTY die in poverty

I want the American dream
bound to the land is me
shackled to ancestor’s sin
indigenous bore my nativity
born in poverty DIE IN POVERTY

I want the American dream
I hunger to be free
resistant to fit in
stultified all possibility
born in POVERTY die in POVERTY

I want the American dream
but it is not for me
I was born of mother’s sin
my wealth is my history
I will die NOT in poverty

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