Heartbreaking Poem Will Strike Anyone With Student Loans to the Core

Heartbreaking Poem Will Strike Anyone With Student Loans to the Core

Slam poet Brian Yu, like all of us, hates student loans.

A couple of reasons why Yu hates student loans, as quoted from his striking poem, "Reasons Why I Hate Student Loans":

1. "They suck."

2. They burden a whole family. 

"When it came time for college, it took my mother and her extended relatives everything they had just to make the down payment."

... And Yu's three-minute poetry performance just digs deeper from that point on. 

His words struck a cord with thousands of viewers.

"This really hit me hard," YouTube user T King wrote on the video. "I have exactly six days to secure my spot at a college I don't even know how I'm going to pay for."

Here are 6 resonant moments from Yu's poem:

Watch his full performance below: