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Simple Prompt – A Slave by Choice

The sun was setting, the guards clocking off,

Slave two met slave one and began to scoff,

“why don’t you leave? The road to the forest is unguarded”

“Why would I leave?” The notion was disregarded.

“I get my food, my workout and my friends,

If I were to leave, then that would all end.

I’ve been here for 10 years, it’s all I now know,

You’re new here, the choice is easy. For me, it’s a no.”


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Simple prompt – Poverty Charges Interest

In a world where the poor stay poor,

The rich get richer, and just keep earning more,

Earn less than the threshold set by your peer?

Uh oh, hold on, the interest is near.

For the law was passed by those in control,

With no reasoning, no truth, nor attempt to console,

Whilst we struggle to afford rent, and food and things,

The rich get richer, and eat like kings.

“Can we not spread it out?” a protester was crying,

“Share what you don’t need, you’ll stop all this vying”

The comments were met with a heinous uproar,

“Go back to your hovel, the poor shall stay poor