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  • Slept to Debt

    No point to bide, the poor man died;
    for what it’s worth, at least he tried.
    He gave his best but never blest;
    on bad advice, he did invest.

    He braved the fight, the banker’s might,
    they drained him dry of hope and light.
    With hand to pen, no viler men,
    they’d write you down then down again.

    Forced to his knees, a beggar’s pleas,
    for what, but more humilities.
    The shredder’s bin, the likes of him,
    a glitch in the algorithm.

    Denounced, denied; the end applied;
    the rope around his neck, he tied.
    Of those who wept from slumber kept,
    the night the bankers soundly slept.

  • #2
    Been there - done that. No fun! Crawled out and kept the house and wife. The last venture - I used other people's money. Not as much profit but I "did" sleep at night.

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    • Tony Grannell
      Tony Grannell commented
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      Hello Bob, That must have been a most trying and stressful time for you. All is well now, I hope. The very best to you and yours. Kind regards, Tony.

    • BobGrantKC
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      Yes, the bank was not my friend until I brought them a lot of other peoples money - they were worthless as far as I was concerned but I did not have enough mattresses to stuff.

  • #3
    money can not buy happiness quote. but it can bring a whole load of pain or the lack or desperate need to borrow. great poetry.

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    • Tony Grannell
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      Hello poemzone, Happy is the one who can sleep, thieves always sleep well but not so for honest folk. Thank you very much. All the best, Tony.

  • #4
    This is a sorrowful eloquent tale!

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    • Tony Grannell
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      Hello Dwayne, Sorrowful for the many who find themselves fathoms deep in debt. Thank you very much. Kind regards, Tony.

  • #5
    Who steals sleep
    steals dreams
    nightmare's
    residue
    remains.

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    • Tony Grannell
      Tony Grannell commented
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      Hello Johntee, Exactly, ...the nail on the head. Your poetic response I perfect and very much appreciated. Take care now, Tony.

  • #6
    Banks and bloodsport: you wouldn't think they were so closely associated, when you see all that shiny granite counter toppage and anodyne besuitedness.

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    • Tony Grannell
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      Hello grant, ... and the bespoke suits, tiepins, cufflinks, and the arrogant swaggers. Banks and bloodsport, indeed. Thank you very much for reading and the fine response. Fond regards, Tony.
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