Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The Fall: Failure in The Market

 I wrote this little ditty in conjunction with Two Shoes Tuesday.  Just having a bit of fun, not posting for a poetry award!  ;-)

The view from his window
Was skyline and towers.
His day consisted of
Meetings for hours.

The clients all came
To his office for guidance
On investing their money,
To limit risk and chance.

He assured them how easy
New monies would yield,
If invested with him,
The top in his field.

But the world began turning,
With nothing the same.
Their investments were losses
And nothing had gain.

All turned against him,
Demanding their funds.
The company went under;
He had nowhere to run.

Now his clothes are all tattered
And his view is the street,
Where he sits with his guitar,
Begging something to eat.

The moral of this poem,
Though simple at best,
Your station in life
Can be put to the test.

Two Shoes Tuesdsay


Lin Floyd said...

too true...nice poem!

Val said...

A very upbeat tempo for a sad (but often true) ending.

TexWisGirl said...


Zoe Byrd said...

awesome! I love how you put this together... how can something so saddly true be so much fun to read?

DeniseinVA said...

Great poem Linda! Enjoy your weekend :)

eViL pOp TaRt said...

A really insightful, accurate poem!

Linda Kay said...

Thanks for your comments! Sometimes the simplest things are the most noteworthy.....

Romi C said...

The two prompt words are used in an interesting way in this short poem. I enjoyed reading it.

oldegg said...

How easy it is to be complacent in good times and not have an insurance or back up plan in hard ones. Investment advisers tend to explain the risks of each investment now after the big downturn. If not you should get them to!

Josie Two Shoes said...

Linda, this was great! I think the tone of your poem fits the message perfectly, a bit of wisdom wrapped in witty verse! Indeed those who are proud can so easily be brought low, and perhaps that lesson in humility was well overdue!

Anvilcloud said...

Easy come, easy go, eh?

Maureen @ Josephina Ballerina said...

Hi Linda,
This is my first visit to your site. Like it! Have started following you on Bloglovin'. Do you participate in Six Word Fridays? I think you might like it. Maybe see you there tomorrow!
Smiles from maureen and josephina ballerina

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