Good morning everyone! This week I’d like to introduce a newcomer to the Poetry Corner, Keith Kelly, and his poem, The American Dream. Let’s get to know him a little.
About the Poet:
Keith Kelly holds a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor. His written work has been published in several issues of Common Sense 2, A Journal of Progressive Thought, as well as several issues of CC&D magazine and in two CC&D books of poetry and prose. He has authored Shop Side, a novel, and A Day with You Poetry Collection and The American Dream Poetry Collection.
Recently offered a publishing contract for his second novel entitled, “Tomorrow is August 12th.”
The American Dream by Keith Kelly
She boarded the train,
looked back and waved at me.
A smile stretched across her face
hiding her pain.
As the train disappeared down the track
I cried a tear or two.
She ain’t coming back,
somehow I just knew.
Lost my job a couple of months ago.
The factory ain’t producing so they let me go.
I did my best, the best I knew.
The bank didn’t care
they never do.
I took what little I had
bought some new boots
went to the construction site
showed em what I could do.
Foreman said I can use ya,
but I ain’t payin much.
“That’s alright,” I said.
“Ain’t much is enough.”
Back hurtin at night when I lay down,
my spirit beaten down.
My feelings and beliefs
I pull from deep within
looking for some relief
from the hope I breathe in.
There ain’t no American Dream.
They sold it we bought it.
I ain’t buying it no more.
It’s their scheme.
My American dream has died in the dust.
There ain’t one
for the blue collar man.
It failed me sir, now what do I trust.
Text Copyright © 2012 Keith Kelly
Awesome poem, Keith! Thank you so much for joing us today. 🙂
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