A Haiku - Jubilee Year

A Haiku - Jubilee Year

Every 50 years,

when all debts were forgiven,

people once rejoiced.


Of course borrowing,

and lending became tricky.

Sly ones even then.

Give us a reason to celebrate, and it's almost like being a child again!

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Old Testament Times....

Can you imagine the relief that came in Old Testament times, when a Jubilee Year came around and all debts were forgiven?

Now admittedly some sought loans in a year before a Jubilee Year, while others sought to make loans the year after a Jubilee Year.

Talk about "tight credit"! Talk about "long term loans"!

It would be nice to be able, even today, to look forward to a year (even one so far away) when we could rest assured that finally, if not before, all debts would be forgiven.

We'd all shout "Jubilee!" and someone would invent a "Jubilee Dance," and we would all celebrate by once again spending money we don't have after borrowing from the money lenders!


'til death do us pay....

Debts don't even end when we die, the personal representative of our estate has to pay them from anything we leave behind....and we leave everything behind when we go.
Debts don't even end when we die, the personal representative of our estate has to pay them from anything we leave behind....and we leave everything behind when we go.

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© 2014 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.

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Ericdierker 2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Very cool, I always just loved this notion. Thanks.


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Perspycacious 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Ericdierker - But you probably also agree that "the spending before earning habit" is deeply ingrained at this point, in the public as well as in the Congress and the current Administration.


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Kathleen Kerswig 2 years ago

This is an interesting hub for sure. Thanks for sharing it with us. It would be quite interesting if this were to happen in today's society. Chaos would reign I think. Voted up!


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BlossomSB 2 years ago from Victoria, Australia

Good hub - love the haikus, too.


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Perspycacious 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Kathleen, You know I immediately went to your Hubs and read some there. Keep up the good efforts for others.


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Perspycacious 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

BlossomSB - You folks are going through a little turmoil "down under" there in Aussieland. Hoping from here that you can all work things out just right to remain a bastion of freedom and democracy, besides having some of the most gorgeous women and handsomest men on the planet.


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Kathleen Kerswig 2 years ago

Thanks Perspycacious. I love having this venue to use in sharing thoughts and ideas to help each other.


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Perspycacious 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Kathleen Kerswig - That is certainly a key reason for you and I to be here on HP. Have a great weekend. Go Florida State!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Enjoyed this. I am the opposite I have a Jubilee Year when I can end the year not having to spend anything more than what I can afford. Now for a double Jubilee we need to get out of debt completely.


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Perspycacious 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Gypsy Rose Lee - For most folks it will be years before some of their work is not being done for the benefit of others (mortgage, car loans, credit cards, education, etc.) Certainly it is the primary goal to strive for in the sense that once free of debt, you are working only for yourselves.

Right now US banks are lending on Visa and Mastercard as low as 4.99% but stop and think! Right now US banks are paying .oo25 on regular savings, while making 20 times that on personal and credit card loans, even without penalties and interest-increase penalties!


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aviannovice 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

Oh, yes, the necessary evil...


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Perspycacious 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

aviannovice - I am waiting for AliciaC to fill us in on such things as Canada's national debt, unempolyment there, Canadian student debt, etc. Let's see some comparison with what our worthy neighbors have fashioned for a modern society, so we get things in clearer perspective.

Oh, and no evil is necessary unless you believe Satan is here for a purpose, and that's a whole other Hub....I'll help you write it. As a policewoman and a correctional officer, I bet we could do a good job on that one!

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