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We trust in paper

Day seven of NaPoWriMo. Today’s prompt  is to write a poem about money. Money evokes a mixed feeling in most people. Like most things, the way I see it is money was created with good intentions. What has made money seem evil is probably the way economic and financial systems have been abused by those with power. Some of them even earned the power through money.


Money is what money does,
Was the earliest definition,
I heard about it in school.
I used to wonder about,
Why pieces of paper were,
Considered worthy of trade.
Why collecting it would seem,
The sensible thing to do.
Has it made our lives easy?
Or has it made us greedy?
The systems that it helped build,
Created an unequal world.
The helpless situation though,
Is unlikely to change soon.


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