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American Dream

January 1, 2015
By dgeileen PLATINUM, Livingston, New Jersey
dgeileen PLATINUM, Livingston, New Jersey
31 articles 2 photos 107 comments

Favorite Quote:
“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
― Oscar Wilde


I can never be

an all-american girl, try as I might,

with big blue, hazel eyes

that change as they hit the sunlight,

 

with golden ringlets of hair

that flow down in waves,

or those dotted freckles

scattered like sesame seeds upon their face.

 

But I have an American Dream,

just like everyone else.

To be accepted as an American

regardless of what I look like myself.



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on Feb. 20 2015 at 7:57 am
Allen. PLATINUM, Palo Alto, California
32 articles 9 photos 525 comments

Favorite Quote:
[i]No matter how much people try to put you down or make you think other things about yourself, the only person you can trust about who you really are is you[/i] -Crusher-P

This makes me want to rate 5/5 multiple times.

on Jan. 7 2015 at 10:21 am
dgeileen PLATINUM, Livingston, New Jersey
31 articles 2 photos 107 comments

Favorite Quote:
“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
― Oscar Wilde

Thank you!!!

bianca.hd GOLD said...
on Jan. 6 2015 at 11:13 pm
bianca.hd GOLD, Los Angeles, California
12 articles 2 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Very empowering. Keep on writing! :)

on Jan. 6 2015 at 6:06 pm
dgeileen PLATINUM, Livingston, New Jersey
31 articles 2 photos 107 comments

Favorite Quote:
“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
― Oscar Wilde

Thank you so much :)

NoniDoni GOLD said...
on Jan. 5 2015 at 8:17 pm
NoniDoni GOLD, Calabasas, California
11 articles 0 photos 54 comments
This poem is very descriptive and inspiring. I love the detail like in the second paragraph, fourth line. I also like the clear message in the poem. It's beautiful.