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The white marble bank is losing its shirt.
Investments were based only on greed.
Junk bonds are worth less than dirt.

Loan defaults make lenders curt.
They should have followed their creed.
The†white marble bank is losing its shirt.

The bottom line is a ruby ink spurt.
Good folks have to cough up their deed.
Junk bonds are worth less than dirt.

Financial gurus are all babble and blurt
as they ensure their bonus donít bleed.
The white marble bank is losing its shirt.

Wheeler dealers were flimflam and flirt,
double talking their parlays high-speed.
Junk bonds are worth less than dirt.

Hackneyed phrases bring no comfort
when plump pensions turn to pigweed.
The white marble bank is losing its shirt.
Junk bonds are worth less than dirt.

Penelope Allen
August 5th, 2012

Art image prompt for poetry contest.

"Tigers bloom where there's oodles of room." Zodiac Zoo

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The following comments are for "Bank Busted Villanelle"
by Pen

Money Money Money

Hehe Pen it just comes round again
to problems that just aint so funny
Past the sell by date only to wonder
what happened to all of the money

The working class cop all the crass
that's when they retire just to find
Living hand to mouth for a living
there isn't much spare left behind

It's much better to be rich I think
if you want to be atop of the heap
If like me you just want to be free
just Fcuk-em and go back to sleep

( Posted by: Fairplay [Member] On: August 8, 2012 )

Fairplay & Chapter1
Eric - that's one of your trademark poems ... looks simple but says a lot. I was given a collection of images and asked to choose one to compose a poem from for a contest. The image link here was the one I liked best.
Chapter1 .. many thanks for the rating and letting me know you dropped by. Much appreciated.

( Posted by: Pen [Member] On: August 9, 2012 )

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