Saturday, October 11, 2008

if you only recycled the coke cans

I tried rhyming after a long time, inluding internal rhymes and alliterations. A very very rough draft....

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global gloom outshines gold

to mere talks I am no longer sold
stocks and bonds now are trash,
no longer do they fetch any cash
if you only recycled the coke cans
you might get some good returns
nevertheless sit tight, do not panic
crashing markets are not bubonic
forget the recession, don't fall in pits
keep up your spirits along with your wits
if and buts never did anyone good
just chill and be cool, won't you, dude

we can't go back in time, why make that wish
come let's have fun eating chips with fish

40 comments:

sage said...

there are some very good rhymes and lines in here! Our cash has become trash!

I should write a post about my best investment ever was in Coke bottles--a 50% return in a few months (from bottles we collected along the highway when I was 10 or 11) Before we exchanged the bottles, the deposit went from 2 cents to 3 cents!

Linda Jacobs said...

A very topical subject handled well in this type of poem!

It's certainly a scary time!

anthonynorth said...

Now that's the way to deal with it. And fish and chips are very close to my heart.

Annamari said...

printed for my cubicle

- A - C - said...

I admit your post is much more fun and pleasant to read than my rant on the same topic.

Well done
A.

Tikkis said...

and who is washing up the dish

Ghost Particle said...

ahha! this made me hungry. :D

yep we cant turn back time for anything :)

this too will pass.

Art and Poetry said...

A nice rhyme its good to look on the fun side of things!

Jeanie said...

I love this poem! I hoard my soda cans and return them for a big payoff shortly before payday when I really need it!

Stan Ski said...

Pwerhaps it's time to recycle the economy and make something useful from it.

Greyscale Territory said...

A very clever and topical twist on the theme! Recycling coke cans is starting to look very much like a precious skill we might be developing quite soon!

venus66 said...

Nice topic to talk about.

SandyCarlson said...

My father recently remarked that all of this is a crisis only if you need the money--to sell your stocks. He is sitting tight. He's a good money manager, thank God.

Thanks for this poem.

barbs.haiku said...

Excellent advice, sit tight and do not panic. Alas, I do think most will heed it.

qualcosa di bello said...

a perfect answer to this mess!! it's really all about relationships, not the money...& your words convey that with some wit!

Robin said...

I'll skip the fish half of the fish and chips, but I enjoyed the bit of levity you injected into a very frightening situation.

dsnake1 said...

:D

don't panic, sit tight. scary times, though. i should have got out when the market was good. :(

MyBellavia said...

I'm sitting tight! Thanks for lifting my spirit with this!

B. Roan said...

Well said! BJ

Seachanges said...

well, my contribution on the doom and gloom is not as cheerful as yours is. Enjoyed this!

Sue said...

how appropriate, to have a sense of humor and proportion, in the midst of the storm!

Deborah Godin said...

Nice lighthearted touches on a seriously scary topic, and very welcome!

Fledgling Poet said...

This has wonderful rhythm and it was refreshing to see this whole situation with a humorous spin! :~)

teric said...

So timely and oh so true!! Great advice.

Tammy said...

Wow, I always found rhyme so hard. You did a great job, filled with sage advice. Humor too!

keithsramblings said...

Perfect! A rhyming poem that comments on current topics and mentions fish and chips. I could ask for no more.

texasblu said...

Do you know, I've never eaten fish and chips? lol!

Very poignant remarks while making the reader smile is a great talent!

tumblewords said...

Good piece about a bad event. My timing is always bad - I buy high, sell low - stay til the lights come on or until they go out, whichever is the wrong time. Enjoyed your work!

Jim said...

Gautami, you saved the best for last (subject covered). I love the British fish and chips.
And TexBlu, if you return, we are having more and more of them in Texas (Houston area).

Good returns (coke cans), non-bubonic crashing markets, recession pits, spirits and wits, ifs and buts, chill and cool. OK, cool Dude, you have a wonderful start on the rhymes as well!
Will you do more on it? I vote to save it even if "no".
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J. Andrew Lockhart said...

you rhyme much better than I can! limericks are about all I can do. :)

fourwindshaiga said...

Good advice! And, I love fish and chips, too.

susan said...

The title rocks. If you're poor you're less likely to panic. If you've lived with less, you know how to manage. I know how to ride out bad times. Thanks for the read.

Writer on Board said...

I'm going out now for some fish and chips. Thank you, G.

spacedlaw said...

Recycling. That's were all the gold is going now.

Hootin' Anni said...

GOOD....no EXCELLENT!!!

Happy HoT day.

Skittles said...

I kind of went with an ecology theme as well.

(Can you please include Heads Or Tails in your title and leave a link to the page? Thanks!)

Patois said...

Ah, but if only I could heed the advice. Instead, I'm out picking up bottles and cans for the money.

DONN COPPENS said...

Freedom is just another word for, nuthin' left to lose.

Nothing (stock, capital, or derivatives) ventured,
Nothing gained.

What do you have against avatars anyway?

Beth P. said...

Really did love the note at the end: when all else fails, smile and eat some good food with good friends...nothing more golden!

Thanks-

Devika said...

This one is interesting...
in rhyme and topic..
wishes!
devika