ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

The Swipe of the Card

Updated on January 7, 2012

It was swiped...swipe swipe swipe...Pass...Authenticated...Yes I know more money to be spent at some other location,

So I walk...bags in hand...walking walking walking...making my way to the next store on the corners end,

Swipe Swipe...Authenticate...Deliberately hiding my feelings from bashful reveling of humanistic design and appeal,

Just another penny dropped in the well spent...maybe poorly...who really knows the timeless events of money stripped.

The urge couldn't be stronger...debt piling high from every individuality that finds their place high in the sky,

Standards of living taken down down down...under the ground as we all beat for the CEO to let us go...the jails stand ready,

It's just another meal to them...we supply the masses entering and leaving the system everyday...hammered existences,

But we still all shop...cameras watching as we drop money...Drip Drop down it slides like liquid into the golden cup of surreal comforts.

But everyone keep shopping...keep spending... continuous indenting of personal life standards to third world countries,

Does it matter...I ask do you care...Money feels so good when it flows from your hands like a fountain of youth sprouting,

Crashing waves of rippled design...mean't to wash away your spending debts...worldwide talks of safe banking,

Supple hammock of beach inlay...your money well spent so you could watch the water breeze by on a mission to the ocean.

Defaults loom ever higher perhaps...but individual you are don't care...the amounts riveted seemingly harmless in nature,

Euro...Dollar...Frank...Dinar...It's all the same...thresholds of fake nurture commanding the attention of millions upon millions,

But the time has come to rethink the solution...Capitalism failing in every aspect of world scale...couldn't be what is happening,

Swipe Swipe Swipe...It doesn't matter bags feeling good in your hands after you go home from a long day of hard earned money you say.

Do you spend too much on your Credit Cards?

See results


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image


      6 years ago

      We are a society that is a slave to credit cards and the almighty dollar. If only we could wipe out debt with the swipe of a card.

    • BakerRambles profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Baltimore, MD

      Thank you

    • Shaisty-Chase-Tea profile image


      6 years ago from The Outskirts

      great hub... love ur space trash, who says that poetry is interpretative... ??? married metaphors merrily mixed may mingle meanings, but yeah, i get it, good hub pages...


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)