Effortless Day

I lit my entire existence on fire today,
cleansed my soul with a bit of laughter
It was an effortless day
I laughed and felt like a kid; it was fun,
Priceless and refreshing
I had to wipe that frown off my face today
I didn’t want to go another day
dragging the world on my shoulders
when it’s not even my cross to bear

Boobytraped

Saying no
It is never easy but
understand that it’s OK
to say that dreaded word
That’s a lesson I’m still learning.

I’m always quick to say yes to everything
And then end up second-guessing
after caving in to the pressure
that comes with pleasing others
I do what I think is expected of me

The American Dream Is Sacrifice

If you don’t work, you don’t eat.
The streets here aren’t paved with gold,
within the first week,
you received that wake-up call.
The American dream is sacrifice.

You work extra hard for a bit of change
but you do it because you are building
your house back home
and your family has to eat.

You take the best job you are qualified for
which is the worst job in some people’s eyes,
few citizens would consider such a low blow
but you don’t mind washing dishes is far better
than anything you could ever find
back in your country.

You are more than grateful
to provide for your family.
Pocket change to some
but a luxury to you.