He always worked real hard.
Had a nice paying job.
Making campers for the richer life style.
But it all caved in
When his boss came in
And said the company is closing for awhile.
Maybe we’ll come back.
Here’s your last paycheck.
Unemployment might be able to help.
It’s been three years now.
Unemployment ran out.
He feeds his family from the food pantry shelf.
He was just twenty-one.
He got his boots and his gun.
Kissed his girl and their baby goodbye.
It’s tough without her man,
She does the best that she can.
It’s hard but they’re determined to try.
Then they got his Humvee.
It was an I.E.D.
What a travesty this has become.
For the life they had planned,
Forever lost in the sand
For a war that can never be won.
Whatever happened to the American Dream?
It’s been outsourced or so it seems.
Another billion dollars going overseas.
While American families can’t meet their needs.
Whatever happened to taking care of our own?
One nation under God? God bless this home?
A white picket fence, two cars in the drive.
Whatever happened to American life?
© Christopher Allen Breidinger
Excerpt from the book “Poet Christopher’s Myths, Methods, and Golden Messages”
About the Author
Christopher Allen Breidinger is an American poet and author currently residing in Winter Haven, Florida with his wife and daughter. This is the third book in the Golden Trilogy Series. Be sure to also check out Scenes, Dreams, and Golden Schemes and Myths, Methods, and Golden Messages.
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