Poem: Economic Slaughter

It is a harsh reality indeed when our lives change in a negative and drastic way. After hearing many stories from friends and from trusting strangers, I was inspired to write this poem. Granted, In part, I too can relate. However, after hearing some stories, I feel I do not have the right to complain.

The Economic Slaughter

Nothing can dilute the harsh realities

that come from the economic slaughter.

Yesterday I ate, I drank, I was merry.

Today I ask, I beg, please help.

No words, no tears. I look at you and wonder,

Are you next?

Do you fear What I thought would never happen to me?

I wonder what will become of me.

There is a silence, a waiting that kills.

The time I have, the time that leaves me.

To look at my past as though it were a dream.

I shudder to think my days of happiness are over.

What was it that I did differently?

For me to fall and for you to excel at your dream?

I was soaring, I was being.

Now, I am falling.

Down this rabbit hole of confusion.

Is it a dream or a nightmare?

Wake me up for I am ready to challenge this dismay.

I am going to choose my life as I choose to live this one no more.

By, Michelle N. Vos

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jjackson786 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

Sounds like you and I are in the same position :/ Hang in there!

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Foxies Words 5 years ago from Boston, MA Author

A lot of people are in this position... No one is in it alone. But I wanted to express that and of course, be able to convey it to those who are struggling and for those who are not.

=) We all need to hang in there.

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Just About It 5 years ago from southern CA

Nicely written... hang in there... there are a lot of people feeling the same way, unfortunately.

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writer20 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

Great wrriting, here's hoping you feel better soon.

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