the american dream
is built on crushing down the poor
for the sake of wealth and prosperity
and the greed which they adore
who minds if the play is fair if winnings all for which you care
with trick or treat to teach the kids but only if they dare
while the statue of bigotry smiles on serene
with no shelter for the homeless or food for the poor
where you laugh at the noise if they start to scream
when your buying salvation at the local store
the poverty gap grows wider each day
and a spell of bad luck is terminal dismay
when success is measured by the dollar bill
for those who are lucky to get there fill
do you wonder that some turn to ways that are violent
or take by force what could be well spent
in a world with wealth to squander for sure
why the hell cant we support the poor