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My Banker

Evil lurks within our midst of a Creature dark and creepy. A cursed hound who wails at night making children cold and weepy. The Beast exists and its blood runs cold with gloom and desperate rancor. You may have seen it in the shadows, your friendly local Banker. Disowned by siblings, shunned by friends, its social standing blank. Its Parents shame when forced to tell, 'My Son works in a Bank.' My crop is large and the fields are full. I need money for a bin. To the Bank I go and see my guy, He says, 'Come right on in.' I tell my story, he nods a bit, then gives it to me straight. 'Our moneys tight but we can help if we raise your interest rate.' When times are good, he returns my calls as jovial as can be. But when investments tank and rain is scarce, he's mighty tough to see. When full of stress, you need a hand and your days are wrought with strife. Your business suffers but he does fine and buys a trophy wife. Am I sordid and out of sync, feeling tense and dour? The games he plays, his terms unfair, I'm helpless in his power. And then this Christmas, he sends a note, I'm thinking he's a louse. 'Season's Greetings and Happy New Year, We're taking back your house.'

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Date: 4/21/2019 2:35:00 PM
I’m not too severe in judging banksters. Let's give them a chance. After all, Matthew, a squanderer, wrote the Gospel. Zacchaeus, a chief tax-collector, became a saint. All they need is the second coming) Nicely done, David.
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David McHattie
Date: 4/30/2019 8:40:00 PM
My Son's a Banker. I will tell him he's taken the first step to being a saint. Ha Ha. Have a good day.
Date: 4/5/2019 8:58:00 PM
Excellent poem, all the way through. I heard a billionaire say this. Do not put money in a bank, unless you own it,)) He started off poor in life but now owns banks, chains of restaurants and other companies Panagiota
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Date: 4/2/2019 5:20:00 AM
The ending line is so telling, and sad, but done in such a cheery way!
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David McHattie
Date: 4/5/2019 10:23:00 AM
In Saskatchewan, Farmers and Bankers have quite the love/hate relationship going on.
Date: 3/30/2019 9:54:00 AM
You were nice...a lot worse could have been said...
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David McHattie
Date: 4/3/2019 4:54:00 PM
My Son is a Banker so I couldn't be too harsh.
Date: 3/30/2019 2:24:00 AM
He is a banker, what do you expect ? Cute.
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Date: 3/28/2019 2:43:00 PM
I laughed at your poem. It gave me smile dividends, and top interest. Noel from NoelsArt
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David McHattie
Date: 4/3/2019 4:54:00 PM
Glad you liked it. Thanks for stopping by.