For He Who Quakes.

To he who quakes:
true life was never given
to the undeserving.
Winners of a cosmic lottery,
they were left to lavish in luxury
because they couldn’t even comprehend the struggle.
All they knew was broadcasted
and resold as urban legends retold
to send a message.
Given the world,
they still get punished for asking questions
because their caste
was a cage.
The cash was a cage and in order to be on the same page,
they’d have to understand the language with which the book was scribbled.
Middle class man belittled,
he made more out of experience
than six figures on any day
in any given year.
Their politics of fear originate in bankruptcy.
But there are far larger things with greater meaning,
and if success is breaking the glass ceiling
separating the caste system,
simple men fall victim to the cash system,
never knowing that
there is so much more to the world than money,
To he who quakes:
currency is nothing to he who’s hungry.
Let the world be your first course
in this buffet of seismic proportion.
And if getting paid was truly that important
then get your money
but at what cost?
To he quakes who ceases to quake,
that’s when you lost.

For He Who Quakes.

Shaquille Stewart

Montgomery Village, United States

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For any artists who were worried about money matters in chasing the dream that wasn’t quite so lucrative financially, but made you rich spiritually. Money isn’t fulfillment, it’s paper. Necessary, evil, tempting, and many more viler things, but paper nonetheless. Thanks for reading.

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