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Plastic Slavery



Slavery
thought it was over centuries ago
still continues on in the 21st century
only in a different way,
everyone's master,
a rectangular piece of plastic

Credit cards
Getting them isn't hard
anyone can apply
buy, buy, buy,
spend, spend, spend,
buying useless material goods,
all at their own expense
spending limits controlled by the card's company,
Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discovery,
the look, the touch, the feel,
comes in all types and patterns,
even Betty Boop and Hello Kitty
super kawaii,
so irresistable, feels like ecstacy
fits in wallets like a glove, so easy
when those bills come in the mail,
their masters they bow down to, hail, hail

Now in our economy,
credit card debt at an all-time high,
its users in crippling debt,
indebted to their plastic masters,
using it to pay for cash they don't have,
financial freedom, the end is nigh

Plastic slavery
when will it end,
when will everyone be free
from the debt of credit card companies?
when will all the phone calls, the harassment cease,
from debt consolidation agencies?
will the currency of the cent and dollar,
become obsolete altogether?
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Submitted on August 21, 2014

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