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Daily Prompt: Keeping up with the Jones’


In recent years our own economy has changed our lives significantly. Decent housing is wanted by many, the american dream in home ownership,some times trying to keep up with the Jones’  lets or own banking system take advantage of us…

waking with chills 
a sidewalk for a floor
wind blowing thru
hanging cardboard for a door

dreaming a new dream 
never getting done
homeless in the streets
only warmth is from the sun

blame is not the worry
fair treatment not the truth
hiding from the solution 
not caring for our youth

Covet ....not always a good thing, just my opinion.....

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5 thoughts on “Daily Prompt: Keeping up with the Jones’

  1. Pingback: Daily Prompt: Keeping up with the Joneses | SIM | ANTICS

  2. I like your poem. It is true that the American dream has become out of reach for many. When a fairly recent attempt by our government tried to make it possible, it only created a false hope that was crushed by foreclosure. Keeping up with the Jones’…is that a place on the sidewalk?

  3. I must agree that the government has given us all false hope of living the so-called “American Dream”. I once had a good paying job and a life full of dreams but as the years go by..it seems to be so out of my reach to be where I once was only just a few years back. I am just lucky enough to have a wonderful family and friends.
    I love this poem, it is written beautifully but with a realistic dark twist which brings many different emotions by different readers.
    Can’t wait to read more!


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