Blu 1 Blu 1 (Rio de Janeiro)

Gold Star - 6,925 Points (3/13/1982 / Brazil)

Just A Little Math For Thought (Free Verse) - Poem by Blu 1 Blu 1 (Rio de Janeiro)

Just A Little Math For Thought (Free Verse)

The average American
Earning a minimum wage
Of $7.25 per hour
Working 40 hours per week
For 52 weeks without a vacation
Will earn $15,080 per year
And if the average debt
Of each American
Without student debt is $220,000
This amount includes
A $53,000 Share of National Debt
If an average American
Paid their entire years wages
Before taxes
It would take the average American
14.59 years to pay off
Their Average American's debt
Of course
This does not include
Any other expense
Such as: food, bills, and all other expenses
I wonder if anyone
Will ever get paid
Just a little math for thought

Edwin Tanguma 3/15/2015

Topic(s) of this poem: silly


Comments about Just A Little Math For Thought (Free Verse) by Blu 1 Blu 1 (Rio de Janeiro)

  • Kim Barney (3/15/2015 1:25:00 PM)


    Your math is good, Edwin (and so is your poetry) .
    Thanks for sharing.
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, March 15, 2015

Poem Edited: Sunday, March 15, 2015


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