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Living To Survive

Updated on October 8, 2016

A World View

Who can we point the finger at

To curse and take the blame

Why do people ignore the obvious ?

There are many problems we face on an economic level

Then there are major threats against our way of life

Our values and traditions are constantly being challenged

The presidential election has become a joke

Most people are so busy on their cell phones

They don't even know the person next to them

Within each family there are many individual struggles brewing

In the news there is social unrest

Constant stories of crimes and people being arrested

Job security is a thing of the past

College costs and loans are at an all time high

Unemployment on the rise

Young adults care more about having a good time

Than planning for a bright future

The costs of raising a family is outrageous

Drugs have become the new norm

Where did we go wrong ?

Tell me ?

How long does it take to make it right ?

To finally realize we are the problem

We also hold the solution in our hands

There is no individual person or government that can fix it

We can make changes for the better

It doesn't happen over night

Years of planning and proper decision making is the key

We are constantly being entertained

While the real action happens behind the scenes

We are being tricked and manipulated

Without us knowing

Most people are to busy with their own personal life

To understand the magnitude of the situation

There will be no happy ending

No couple riding off into the sunset

If we don't start now

There is a way

To live happily ever after

With the population constantly growing

From so many different ethnic backgrounds

It's like the Wild West

Where everyone wants to carry a gun

Every man, woman and child

Looking for a safe place to live

Put some distance between you and life's biggest problems

This can motivate us to think

Not to run the fastest and leave everyone else behind

You are foolish

If you think there is a quick way out

Working together is key

There are many ways to help each other

All we have to do is try

Now say it with me

Slow and loud

I live in the U. S. A.

The United States Of America

This is my home

I am proud


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      DREAM ON 17 months ago

      Nellieanna There were times in the past where a president was picked even though the popular vote of the people was different. So we never know what will happen. Shanmarie With problems comes change that's a good thing. We have to believe we can live in peace and live a good life then it's our belief that helps carry us through. Thank you both for such wonderful comments.

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      shanmarie 17 months ago

      Scary what things are becoming, but things could always be worse. Who knows, maybe they will be before they get better. But there's always hope. I wish people would remember that.

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      Nellieanna Hay 17 months ago from TEXAS

      The most important undeniable FACT is that our individual American citizen's votes will place one of two candidates in one of the most powerful offices in the world in a little over 3 weeks.

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      DREAM ON 17 months ago

      Gypsy Rose Lee The love is there it just has to be given and received over and over again. Thank you for reading and sharing.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 17 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      What the world needs now is love, sweet love.....

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      DREAM ON 17 months ago

      Jodah You said it best (when we all should be concentrating on working together to make the GOOD things better.)Awesome! Thank you for reading and sharing. Have a great Sunday.

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      John Hansen 17 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Dream On, everyone is so concerned with what is wrong with society (not just the USA) when they should be concentrating on working together to make the GOOD things better. The problem is a lot of people have lost their "pride". They need to regain that and work for a better country, and world.