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The Banker
by William Manchee

Monday, October 20, 2008
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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I wrote this poem several years ago and it was published in my book, Yes, We're Open. I think you'll find it particularly rings true in light of recent events.

The Banker

If you borrow money
You should be aware
Of the truth about some bankers
Lest you fall into their snare

Interest is their magic wand
That brings them mighty riches
Keep a careful eye on it
Or you'll lose your frickin' britches

Stacks and stacks of papers
They'll thrust into your face
Hoping you won't read them
Cause the loan's a damn disgrace

They'll want your guarantee
Your aunt's and uncle's too
And a pledge of all your assets
I guess, that'll have to do

They'll treat you like a king at first
Smile, pat you on the back
Until something goes awry
Or falls into a crack

Then they'll call you twice a day
To find out what's gone wrong
Gotta have that payment soon
Can't wait, it's been too long

If you ask them for more time
They'll frown and say "no way."
Gotta get the payment now
Can't wait another day

As they haul your assets off
You'll scream and yell in vain
Now that you've got nothin'
You can barely stand the pain

So, now the truth I've told you
Keep a sharp and wary eye
'Cause the thing about your banker
He's slick and very sly

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Reviewed by Jane Air 1/19/2010
Enjoyed this - neat, compact, economical and true.
Reviewed by Edwin Robinette 10/21/2008
I really enjoyed this, got a good laugh too. You have a good sense of humor!
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 10/21/2008
Oh how this does ring true! Help you they say, ha! Help themselves is more like it, well said...

Be always safe,
Karen



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