Author: Diego

https://www.youthvoices.live/2018/11/28/very-cash-money/

Very Cash Money

 

This piece of literature is about how the economy can ruin the minds of the undermined communities and individuals can be broken from it but also how they are more human than other more powerful people.

Broke

‘Cha-Ching’

You hear that

It’s the sound of economy

All day

Every day

But some can’t hear it

You might say their ears

Are broke

Ignorance isn’t bliss

It harms them

It feeds on them

It grows from them

Their power sucked away from them like water next to roots

Losing more than what shouldn’t be lost

Will power

The will to go further

The will to bounce back like an inflatable punching bag

Is gone

Their pockets are broke

Their items are broke

Their mental health is broke

Some can’t emote

Some can’t feel

Some can’t speak

Some can’t think

They get rejected like my mom’s credit card being rejected from John Wick

They live on street lights and filth

Knowing that they didn’t mess up

Power messed them up

The power of the weak

Is true strength

The strength to know their identity

Which isn’t them

But people

People is who they are

And anyone or thing that is broke

Can be fixed