An expensive piece of paper was bought when graduating from College and University. While I made sure to be educated, it certainly wasn’t necessary to start life in debt to learn. That was a clever tactic instilled in modern society to tie people down right from the get go. Still, always lucky to be educated and we will conquer the system of debt anyways.
I have an expensive piece of paper.
They said it’s worth it, I’ll need it.
Though I’ll be paying for it…
The rest of my life.
Since this paper has no experience,
I’ve still to find the funds for it –
because even though I’m working,
it’s still not good enough.
Minimum wage, no experience required,
this job helps ends meet.
Long hours, hard work,
people treating each other like dirt.
It’s no relevance to my study,
and cannot cover such debts –
feels like we start 10 steps back from the rest.
Making less but working more,
bound by our debts and tied to such worth.
We are young and free;
the world to experience and explore.
Waiting to get started,
to learn and to grow.
We do not deserve a break or adventure,
with debts rivalling a middle aged couple.
No income or assets to cover the loss,
living paycheck to paycheck,
What a life for the young.