Lives of the common man
Abandoned to the whims of the few
Beer and barbeques dull the pain
Or do they
Reality is stranger than fiction
Does the American dream still exist
A white picket fence and security
You may believe so, but I’m not sure you are right
~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~
I believe the Dream lives on in those that believe in it. It’s outward manifestation may not fit with the perception of an others. Especially if it were psychological rather than physical.
The meaning of Labor Day has been blurred. If the American is still alive–it’s on the critical list.
I would agree…I think that life support is in order.
I wonder many days, too. HLD despite the worries!
Thank you Brenda and a belated one to you as well. 🙂
Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
SAD—TRUE—OUT OF SIGHT!!!!!
Thank Jonathan, I appreciate the re-blog as always and I hope you had a restful Labor Day.
Well…did have to work (Security) but the place was nearly a ghost town!
Poignant and sadly true. As an immigrant it took me a while to acclimate with all these so called “Holidays”. I suppose they are “Holy” if we worshiped money – and we do. Labor day , Thanksgiving day and Christmas have all become yet another reason to make sacrifices for the Gods. As for the dreams, I suppose it did come true (for the Gods).
Thank you Parmis. Many of us have lost touch with the meaning and importance of our holidays and have succumbed to the great marketing machines of capitalism.
Make that “Beer, Barbecue and barbituates” and you will have something going for you there. This may be the very reason there is a movement afoot to get marijuana legalized in many jurisdictions …. looking for new ways to dull the pain.
I forgot the barbituates, thank you for reminding me. Good one John. 🙂