Official ET Poetry Thread

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by dicul, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. dicul


    Hi, I did a search for a poetry thread and didn't find one, so I thought it would be a nice idea to start one, especially because I have a poem to share! I have a big upcoming poetry assignment coming up for my creative writing class and so I'm writing about everything I can think of. After witnessing the recent turmoil in the markets, and having being personally affected by it also, I came up with it. It took me about 2 hours to write but I think I'm going to keep it as it is, since I have other poems that still need to be written. I hope you like it.

    Also, if you have any stock market/trading related poetry that you would like to share, please do so! I know some of you are out there :)

    <b>The Show</b>

    Lies and deceit and contempt
    And guilt and shame do not discourage
    The clowns who wear their Armani suits
    With neckties along with their slimy grins;
    They have no shadows
    And serve their god-- but not the
    Same <i>God</i>-- we trust.

    <i>Do not listen to the naysayers friend
    The screaming behind the walls is but an act,
    I guarantee you that the show will
    Be thoroughly entertaining,
    You will be surely rewarded!
    Come one come all, don't be afraid,
    Ye of little faith, come one come all!</i>

    Greed and fear and magic tricks,
    The bailout is black magic
    The ventriloquist performs flawlessly--
    Hypnotizing with the dummy's eyes
    Mammon is behind the talking heads'
    Who does the thinking for them.

    <i>This contract cannot be unwritten,
    You signed your name on the line
    See here, and here and here?
    Look, the fine print clearly states
    The risks involved, there's always two
    Sides to the coin. It’s only business.</i>

    Fresh victims, raped and robbed,
    Everyday-- and on the hour--
    Pigs to the slaughter,
    Eager to see the show...
    <i>Buy, Buy! Sell, Sell!
    Be hypnotized by the money flow!
    Up, Up! Down, Down!
    Watch it, as it goes!</i>

    The next act-- The grand finale:
    It will place the pigs in disbelief,
    The whips will be brought out,
    The lion will jump through fire,
    The lady will be sewn in half;
    Her rich blood will be spilled,
    And the pigs’ horrified squeals
    Will only lead more fools to the line.

  2. lassic


    rhyma time
    sucka lyme
    runny my money
    dese dayz ain't sunny
    why is my money skanky?
  3. A poem called The Facebook Sonnet, but could apply to every blog, forum, chatroom on the net.

    Welcome to the endless high-school
    Reunion. Welcome to past friends
    And lovers, however kind or cruel.
    Let’s undervalue and unmend

    The present. Why can’t we pretend
    Every stage of life is the same?
    Let’s exhume, resume, and extend
    Childhood. Let’s all play the games

    That occupy the young. Let fame
    And shame intertwine. Let one’s search
    For God become public domain.
    Let become our church.

    Let’s sign up, sign in, and confess
    Here at the altar of loneliness.

    Sherman Alexie
  4. Hooters, hooters, yum, yum, yum.
    Hooters, hooters on a girl that's dumb.

    Al Bundy
  5. We have a winner!
  6. Jack be nimble, Jack be quick,
    Jack nets 6x the Dailybar Candlestick

  7. Jack burnt off his f***ing dick..daaaooooo
  8. There once was a man named Barack
    Whose Re-Election came as a shock
    He raised the taxes I pay,
    and then turned marriage gay
    And now he’s coming after your Glock.
  9. Humpy


    There was a young lady from Crewe
    Who said as the Gold trader withdrew
    The Citi trader was slicker, thicker
    And 2 inches longer than you !!
  10. Humpy


    There was a young man from The Hamptons
    Who climbed The Empire State with his crampons
    Just as he neared the tip
    He lost his grip
    And is now flatter than you.

    #10     Apr 15, 2013