The American Creed

A poem about the American Creed

By William J. from Thomas Walker High School in Virginia

William Jones

American Dream

Many ask what the American Dream is to me,

I often ask myself the same.

To be free and to do as I please,

Is a thought that often refrains.

The red, white, and blue and the stars and stripes,

The soldiers fighting wars, and missing sleep at night.

The American Dream to me,

Is that fact that I will always be free.

I live in the best country in the world and this I believe,

To love you who you want, to worship as you please.

Is exactly what the American Dream is to me,

To hug my wife, and raise my children in peace.

Is exactly what the American Dream is to me,

Other countries are oppressed and war’s wage on.

But in my country flags fly and children play on;

Not having to worry about the ending of the day.

For god and country I would lay down my life,

So my family has a safe place to sleep at night.

The American Dream is merely a dream to many,

But me the American Dream is more than plenty.  

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