The Friday Poem: American Dream (nightmare)

Each Friday Benicia Patch will publish an original poem. If you would like to submit your own poem please send it to benicia@patch.com.

American dream (nightmare) by Bobby Richardson

Dreams are a disease to the poor boys spirit
listen, you can't hear it
spreading malignantly all over his soul
devouring his hopes
his achievements
his goals
So what, he will live to be a happy old man
but what of his dreams
he's an American

Following is commentary by Benicia Patch poetry maestro Jeff Burkhart:

Dear readers, let me introduce you to my friend Bobby Richardson. Bobby’s is an American story from an American perspective. In his poem, “American dream (nightmare)”, he delves into the "American Dream" and begs the question, “Is it real? Is it truly accessible to us all or is there a hidden caste system that holds back those of us that are not “In the club.” Happiness comes and goes and should not be mistaken for success, but the pain of injustice lives and burns in our hearts and minds forever.

Well I submit that Bobby is succeeding in giving honest voice to social justice, equal opportunity, human dignity and individual accomplishment. Can we achieve the American Dream?

Yes we can!

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"The Black Panther of Poetry" September 21, 2012 at 05:09 PM
Thank you Jeff Burkhart, this is true what you are saying about me. And Nick there are haters everywhere, how sad for you that you are one of them. I was detained in August by Benicia Police on a grievance filed by my estranged Wife which was founded false and factless(millions of marriages go through the same). Hell recently back in May of 2012 there was a sitting Judge out of Vallejo Court House facing a similar situation (would you consider he a wretch or just a man who had a disagreement with his wife, like again, milliions of Americans')!!! Now Nick I put to you since you thought it was warranted to air my personal life; I might as well put this out there now!!! There is a lawsuit that has been filed against the B.P.D by me(details revealed later)!!! I hope you will be available in case I need you to corroborate your story to the U.S. Supreme Court in Sacramento when that day come!! Thank you, make me RICH!!! HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE POEM!!
"The Black Panther of Poetry" September 21, 2012 at 07:13 PM
"The Black Panther of Poetry" September 21, 2012 at 08:11 PM
Nick, did you like my poem!!! I am the next Langston Hughes!!! Just you wait and see
Riley Willerson September 21, 2012 at 10:03 PM
Bobby, AKA "Grandiose" you continue to place your foot in your mouth deeper and deeper, are you gagging yet? I am sure that initially you mean well, but you act on emotion, your mind processes as an adolescent. Acting on emotion has its place, but it seems you are so far removed you do not know how to express with out adolescent rage and pain, you just can't help yourself. You must be past the age of 35, probably more past 40, time to grow up. "Ethics" Doing the right thing when no one is watching.
"The Black Panther of Poetry" September 21, 2012 at 11:03 PM
AHHHHHH!!! My fan club. Some people will sell their SOUL for such attention. And here all I had to do was...SPOUT THE TRUTH!!! "When you shine a light in the dark...All the Roaches scatters"!!!
Joe Feltcher September 21, 2012 at 11:36 PM
Bobby, the only people in your 'fan club' are the Lollipop Guild.
"The Black Panther of Poetry" September 22, 2012 at 02:22 AM
Search Results Here Nick...You petty, little boy...and Remember...Women "don't want no short short man" Google the song:www.youtube.com/watch?v=bffeml_e1Vw Solano judge arrested on domestic violence charges - Vallejo Times ... www.timesheraldonline.com/ci_17820698
Riley Willerson September 24, 2012 at 09:13 PM
Oh Jeff, would you have imagined that your selection would bring out the poet who is so far left, he vame out swinging. I posted a poem for all to see For many thought, it's all about "me" It rode the shirt tails of unjust and right Who would of thought, it would cause a fight Hate runs deep in the colors of skin, They shout, But my color is right, that's what its about
"The Black Panther of Poetry" September 25, 2012 at 07:24 PM
Haters!!! www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKSJN3WWR3E
Kenny September 26, 2012 at 12:54 PM
Really Bobby? Puff Daddy? Jesus? Where is TuPac? Now there is a martyr.
"The Black Panther of Poetry" September 26, 2012 at 07:31 PM
One of the most powerful and propagandas' that was perpetrated on the masses by the Europeans was that Jesus is blond and blue eyed. When all logical thinking people know that he was totally the opposite. I mean just look at the region from whence he came from!!! The only thing worse than a hater(racist) is a ignorant hater!!!


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