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"The American Dream's Eulogy 101"

A sobering poetic reflection of a nation's troubled fall from yesteryear's grace; down to a new uncertainty, it can't seem to erase.

By Victor TrammellPublished 3 years ago 1 min read
Photo credits: Reuters

Homelessness is booming.

The meaning of family ain't the same.

Homes foreclosed from loans,

'Cause debt is STILL a banker's game.

Buy the land, then build a house;

They tax you twice to shame.

Now you sell to bail you out

From Uncle Sam's chain gang.

Yet and still, you pay the bill

'Cause that's the price of fame.

Keep up with the Joneses. Why?

They moved from Memory Lane.

We're truthful in what's shameful

We lie about who's to blame

Nobody knows life's true cost

Yet wants a household name

Goodbye, American Dream.

Hello to the next new thing.

The end of glory to purgatory;

What will this New Year bring?

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About the Creator

Victor Trammell

Mr. Trammell is an award-winning digital media producer, freelance journalist, and author. Formerly, he wrote national radio content for the Michael Baisden Show. He also served as Senior Editor at the Your Black World online news network.

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