“Virtual Avalanche” (poem / poetry)

Watch the make-believe mountains, tumble and fall,

Things man created, with no mass at all,

Meant to show value, they disguise mediocracy,

The brainchild of modern day superiority.

In uncertain times, their weakness is obvious,

See the stocks plummet, while hedge funds are robbing us,

Money is a promise, an agreement, in kind,

But how should we respond, when our word’s undermined?

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Stocks and shares have always both fascinated and perplexed me. I mean, they’ve been around for centuries, but in this digital age, the stock markets can be manipulated in a heartbeat, honest investors generally get stung, while insiders get filthy rich!

Take Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon for instance, just before the Covid-19 market crash, he sold around $3.5 Billion in Amazon shares, some of which he may no doubt purchase back, when the share price hits a low point and begins to climb again.

Imagine selling something, then buying it back for half the price. He could potentially make Billions from this one move, but it begs the question, how did he know when to sell? …and who pays the price for his increase in fortune? …the regular investor and the pension holder, that’s who!

The financial markets are a wealthy man’s and woman’s play thing, where the rich get rich, and the poor… well, you know the rest! So why do we continue to prop up a rigged system, which isn’t concerned with the well being of the many? Basically, because we’re told to, forced or enticed!

I personally think we deserve better! How about you?

Love and Respect always,

Following Whispers.

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Author: Following Whispers

Hello, I'm Following Whispers, an English poet and author who has been writing for over two decades. I'm a self-professed geek who can get deep sometimes, but I personally don't take myself too seriously, I just love to have fun, plus inspire myself and others. In my early twenties, I realised that beauty can be born out of not only love, but also pain and other motivations. The more I used writing poetry to make sense of my busy mind, the more it helped me to find a silver lining in even the darkest emotions, experiences, observations and topics; find positivity even in the face of extreme negativity; find strength when I was being forced to feel weak; and find hope that my tomorrows would be brighter. I began publishing my writing in 2018 and currently have three books available Worldwide, including my most recent release "Poems That Move You". I have bared my soul in each and every one of my poems, and I'm confident that you'll get just as much from reading them and relating them, as I did from writing them. Please feel free to look around my site and read the free poems I've shared there, after which, why not pick up a book of mine, drop by Instagram, connect with me and say hello!

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