Taking Stock

 

My brother said, "Take this stock."

So, I did.

It wasn't a matter of ego or id.

 

We all want to make the right pick.

Invest in America,

And make it stick. 

 

So I begged and borrowed,

And invested my last dime.

Couldn't day trade,

Didn't have the time.

 

To watch the market all day long,

Buying low and selling short,

For a sing or a song.

 

That starts over,

The very next day,

Slowly eating your life away.

 

Had a company I was looking for.

The search didn't score,

But found a company most interesting.

 

That I decided to give it a try

Had little to invest, but spent it all.

At week's end, it was up 50% overall.

 

Wish I'd hocked the farm and gave it a whirl.

Hindsight is perfect, after you fall.

 

Copyright 2000 © Ronald W. Hull

 

1/22/00



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