Under its Spell the Credit Cartel

Wants and Needs

The ties that bind define your life in time,
becoming a slave to your whims, possibly
your future you will be condemned.

Mix and match want and needs, far too
willing to do imprudent deeds, wanting
over ruling tomorrow’s needs, choking weeds.

Taking out loans against the value in your car, the
payday loans don’t take you very far, your emotions
begin to swell, you’ve been tarred and feathered by
the credit cartel.

Every day becomes a struggle, your sleepless nights
worrying about next stumble, life has become surreal
You’ve been trapped in the hamster wheel.

The end of the month is still not here, the refrigerator is
empty cabinets are clear. You have little faces with
hungry eyes, this American dream somebody has lied.

“Things that shine to our last dime, what you need in the stores you won’t find

empty hearts and worried minds, wasting life and losing time, what you buy can’t

fulfill, indebtedness is such a bitter pill”


Published by Sandymancan

I'm a father, friend, and a family man, I believe in right and wrong, I understand the value of standing on your own. I have an iron will with a poet's heart, a belief in God is where it starts.

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