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Old 02-26-2012, 09:05 AM   #1
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Default Dream on America

there is a twig
a tree actually
branches extending into sky
spanning spacious blue
dewdrops glistening
in the morning light

there is this
smell of fresh cut grass
with a hint of wetness
pending evaporation
from the next high noon
all this beauty before
i get in my car

asphalt roads sweat tears
beneath concrete bridges
clouds drift like snow
below the highest planes
men and women hold signs
protesting injustices
and i wonder out loud
Is life really this way?

a man with a sledge hammer
drives another wedge
redefining the concept
this isn’t about splitting hairs
so what exactly is the new
“American Dream”
while the poor man on the corner
speaks of impending doom
both are thinking
is this all there is?

maybe so
tonight, we’ll watch
reality tv and know
this is it
the true dream
coming soon
unimaginable 3-D
glasses are included (freebies)
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Old 02-26-2012, 09:40 AM   #2
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Default re dream on

Some dreams morph into nightmares all too easily
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Old 02-26-2012, 06:07 PM   #3
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Mac this poem took me out of the day to day experience into a higher awareness. Your poem led me to contemplate what is really important and what life is all about. And I absolutely loved your descriptions of America. They were vivid and even transcendent.

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reminders, keep reminding us, mac
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Old 02-27-2012, 12:32 PM   #5
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wow, stopped me ...
imagine a world of fresh cut grass...
you can't broadcast that on reality tv... there is no "reality tv"...

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thank you my poetic friends, life is and we are all living in reality, but what of the dreams? I still hold on to a few just in case.

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