Poem: Chains

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Times have changed, right?

We now have the internet

and tremendous wealth

blanketing the world.

However, some of us

are left out to scrounge for scraps.

See, some of us are

shackled to a thing called debt

and the lack of access to resources

to get out of debt.

The chains of debt

grabs us around our necks

and slowly tightens its grip.

No matter how much some of us try,

we can’t loosen its hold on us.

We live lives filled

with the day-to-day struggle

of barely making ends meet.

The glimpses of others’ wealth

and happiness

sometimes gives us hope

and other times gives us grief.

We’re left with hope,

moments of disbelief,

and the struggle of removing the chains.