Global Financial Crisis Limericks

The honourable Alan Greenspan testifies before...

The honourable Alan Greenspan testifies before the House Financial Services Committee. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There once was a banker supreme
Who exhorted to all ‘live the dream!’
He replaced all their need
With more profitable greed
And on their naivety schemed

There once was a government hack
Who envied the wealth that he lacked
Should he regulate less
He could fill his hope chest
With the profits from hidden kick backs

In these days of financial collapse
Tis not good that our morals can lapse
When they’re ‘too big to fail’
Where all pinned by their nail
To pecuniary loss and mishaps

(c) Helen Valentina 2013, All Rights Reserved

About helenvalentina

Like most people, I have a number of sides to me. The most interesting one probably emerges through my writing, hence this blog. I love to read, and also to write, and so this is a way to share both.
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16 Responses to Global Financial Crisis Limericks

  1. Brian Hughes says:

    They lived the dream. The rest of us are still struggling with the nightmare.

  2. tjtherien says:

    I really liked this one…

  3. I love limericks – so clever!

  4. Skye says:

    Great work!!!!! 🙂

  5. Rowan Taw says:

    Fantastic set of limericks, with spot on commentary! 😊

  6. Oh wow Helen brilliant and intelligent limericks. I haven’t succeeded in this form yet but you have nailed it!

  7. I’ve never done a limerick… but you did this one with style, humor and intelligence. 🙂

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