Its been a while.
A friend has become obsessed with the share market..any good preferably short..perhaps humerous poems about the pitfalls of greed??
I sell a stock - no matter what
and up it goes next day
But when I buy - please tell me why
it goes the other way ?
Ten tax free shares of laughter
by Arthur Wiesenberger
Altho' He Has Left Me
by Robert Burns
Altho' he has left me for greed o' the siller,
I dinna envy him the gains he can win;
I rather wad bear a' the lade o' my sorrow,
Than ever hae acted sae faithless to him.
The boy stood in the banquet hall
Whence all but he had fled.
His waistcoat was unbuttoned.
He gorged himself with bread.
"This is my fifteenth cup of tea"
He cried with accents wild
"One more crust before I bust".
(He was a vulgar child)
There came a clap of thunder loud.
The boy, oh where was he?
Ask the maid who swept it up,
The breadcrumbs and the tea.
There is a good one here:
"I knew a man who made a fortune that was splendid,
then he died the day he planned to go and spend it!"
from the song "Hope for the Best, Expect the Worst"
from the movie THE PRODUCERS (1968)
by Mel Brooks