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Greed and loss
Posted by: julian (
Date: February 11, 2004 04:27AM

Hi All,

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??

Re: Greed and loss
Posted by: ilza (
Date: February 11, 2004 06:36AM

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 ?

Investment parodies
Ten tax free shares of laughter
by Arthur Wiesenberger

Re: Greed and loss
Posted by: Pam Adams (
Date: February 11, 2004 01:56PM

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.


Re: Greed and loss
Posted by: IanB (
Date: February 13, 2004 08:01AM

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.


Re: Greed and loss
Posted by: -Les- (
Date: February 13, 2004 08:27AM

There is a good one here:

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Re: Greed and loss
Posted by: Marian-NYC (
Date: February 13, 2004 02:56PM

"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

Re: Greed and loss
Posted by: Marian-NYC (
Date: February 13, 2004 06:12PM

An article about Michael Silverstein, "a poet of stocks and shares," with some excerpts:

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A poem about not liking the market:


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