Poem #32: Shackles

Note: This poem was originally posted on my Patreon account on August 10th of 2018. I am currently posting a new poem to my patreon account each day for patron exclusive reading and on this blog one week later for public viewing. If you’d like to see these poems when they are first put up then please consider pledging to my patreon page.

The cost of living is too high to bear, and the debt is worse than death itself.

Our life consists of willing slavery in a fruitless pursuit of wealth.

No true freedom exists when a human’s worth is their labor.

The shackles of slavery never truly vanish from the trusted neighbor.

To which end do we perish, to which fate do we follow?

To which lot is drawn when destiny fades tomorrow?

We are all cogs in a machine, nothing more or less.

Human needs are irrelevant when life is worth contempt.

When we are merely objects and life gives us no rest,

Why wonder when suddenly many seek out death?

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