As you know, I invite everybody to send in a poem of their own making that holds meaning and mana for them. I ask that the poets share the back-story about the poem. The poems are often a delight and the back-stories are always interesting.
The following poem came from Andy Bia, a fellow online entrepreneur whose blog, BAD INVESTMENT ADVICE (And Ways to Avoid It), covers “the basics of the modern tools and markets” in the stock market world. His site focuses on making the esoteric world of finance more understandable for regular folks.
The blog stance is really sensible. If you get confused by the jargon and don’t even understand what all the mavens and pros are talking about, how can you (as a wanna-be financial wiz) make sensible decisions? Concepts come first, then action.
Andy says he is “not a financial professional.” I say he is still a wise guy.
About his poem, Andy tells the following story:
I wrote this poem when I was about 6 years old. I found it in a school exercise book my mother had saved and gave to me in my 20s. I have no memory of writing it.
My mother told me that I was always writing poetry when I was very young. She said one day at school my teacher told us all to write a poem. “No problem,” I thought, and dashed something off.
The teacher walked around and saw mine and said, “That’s very good Andrew. You will have to read that in front of the whole school at assembly tomorrow.”
My mother told me I came home and said, “That is the last time I am writing any poetry!”
Sadly, it was “the last time” for many years. I have no recollection of the event at all. I was so upset I had blocked it out.
I started writing poetry again in my 40s for fun and distraction but they were mostly silly limericks. I suppose they are not entirely dissimilar to the little ditty I wrote when I was 6.
Here’s Andy’s poem….
If you want some rubbish
You buy it in a tin
But don’t be surprised when you open it
And find there’s nothing in.
Hee! That is just beautiful! Thank you, Andy….
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