Tracks of a Wandering Mind

Poetry, stories and random thoughts from a wandering mind.

The Greenback Man

(after watching the stock market)

In the land of greed and money,
The greenback man is king.
Now instead of milk and honey,
Recession’s what he’ll bring.

The prince of ethics is banished,
Morals his steed no more,
The court of common sense vanished
And coin’s the god of war.

The people have no faith to trade,
The bell of trust won’t ring,
And the future now is afraid,
Since greenback man is king.


August 24, 2011 - Posted by | Poetry | , ,


  1. I really like this one. It is current, and although it could be read as scathing, I think it was handled with class. Love the metaphors, analogies. To the point, leaves no doubt of intention or meaning, and speaks the mind many of us have toward today’s financial break down. I say good job. Love it for what it is.

    Comment by heartspurs | August 24, 2011 | Reply

    • Not sure I like it all that much, especially since it reflected my mood this morning. LOL Glad you enjoyed it though!

      Comment by Brady | August 24, 2011 | Reply

  2. Topical and beautifully written. For me, a real sense of emotion came across. Really enjoyed reading it. 🙂

    Comment by cinnamon blues | August 24, 2011 | Reply

    • Thank you! I am glad you enjoyed it!

      Comment by Brady | August 24, 2011 | Reply

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