My piece is about how some people never get to live their American Dream because of being killed in one of the many school shootings.

People talk highly of the American Dream,

but we can’t even dream until we’re eight-teen.

Some people might not make it that far

never discovering who they really are.

Their opportunity ripped away

because we can’t decide whether guns should go or stay.

For the American Dream is just a dream

It’s not as special as it may seem. 




Burke High School Poetry Study

Poetry Study is an elective class in which students read and write poetry.

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