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FISCAL FIASCO

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FISCAL FIASCO

I met someone I know quite well, he gets about in cars, does buy and sell.
He spoke to me upon a theme, we were stirring coffee; I had just added my cream.
When (Fiat) money, he intoned..)
This word does it ring a bell?
Of it have you heard; or known, do tell.?
The cost of Fiat cars I then proclaimed?
No it’s of money I speak,he said if it’s all the same,
I had bought some autos and to me the word was told,
That it is money without collateral backing, that’s the truth stone cold!
So in this stressured contemporary rhyme, I think I must… It’s now high time
In fact a lack of sober views and action which did not ensue...
Control! ….. control!, "well they did not" now high (inflation) pop pop pops..!
Consume, consume they said and greed is good for all..!
Poor old Jim john and Doug..)  Rachel, Joan and Queenie McCall..!
A dream was sold and lives were told, It’s Oh! so safe, more so than gold!
Now Fiat cash is on the scene, they run it off Oh! ream on ream
Just like my coffee encircling mug, so here’s to the truth lets give it a plug.
When I again pour in my cream, 
as it begins to merge like inflations infusion, Maybe I’ll dream.
That financial fiasco’s and social screams are only rumours on a jittery theme,
However until "their problem" has been (sold),  I’ll trade some paper cash for gold.

© Joe Maverick 13-11-2010

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  1. Date: 2/8/2014 8:59:00 PM

    hi, Joe, to let you know on that bear sonnet. It is number six in a story about a hunter and I was just trying to resolve the action from part five where a bear is wounded. I am surely not the hunter in that poem. hahaha. It is Caleb!! also, my poem is not a winner. Carrie's got chosen for part six of the story.

  1. Date: 5/17/2012 1:59:00 PM

    Oh, I think that is sound advice, Joe! Some times it feels like car sales lots are so risky. Gold, makes me think when I was little, seeing a man with gold teeth. He'd certainly traded in his cash for gold! That's something I'd pass on though..I'd found it so frightfully scary. Keep well Joe! Love, Mikki

  1. Date: 5/17/2012 1:59:00 PM

    Oh, I think that is sound advice, Joe! Some times it feels like car sales lots are so risky. Gold, makes me think when I was little, seeing a man with gold teeth. He'd certainly traded in his cash for gold! That's something I'd pass on though..I'd found it so frightfully scary. Keep well Joe! Love, Mikki

  1. Date: 11/22/2010 8:36:00 AM

    Enjoyed this Narrative about money..the burst will happen sooner or later, Joe..it's just a matter of time. Both sad and frightening. Thank you for the comment. It is good to read your words too. Love, Audrey

  1. Date: 11/20/2010 9:04:00 PM

    joe, there is no telling what the "answer" to this huge fiasco might be. Did you see the new Wall Street movie? It's scary some of the things said in that movie. Good topic to write about. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 11/18/2010 4:18:00 PM

    Awesome amazing piece Joe.. wow and wow again... luv the title my friend.. enjoyed with luv..

  1. Date: 11/18/2010 3:28:00 PM

    Good one..I wonder if it is for a contest..I am glad that I stopped by and read this one this eve..I was delighted that you stopped by and read about my comput'r mouse..Sara

  1. Date: 11/18/2010 1:09:00 PM

    My first car was a Fiat in 1990 when I lived in india, Nice thoughts on money, Joe

  1. Date: 11/18/2010 5:48:00 AM

    A sweet narrative on money,Joe.I enjoyed it this evening

  1. Date: 11/18/2010 5:28:00 AM

    We've been printing so much money with no gold to back it up that it scares me, Joe. The dollar's value continues to sink as our national debt increases. Gold is the best investment now. Very clever poem about the chilling ramifications of fiscal irresponsibility. Excellent! I hope Washington sees the light before it's too late. Best wishes, Carolyn

  1. Date: 11/18/2010 4:44:00 AM

    good point Joe on the play money. I like the way you conversed it. Gotta get a coffee now. enjoyed