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Snip Snip

Snip Snip Snip

The barber

His shop

Located on a luxury avenue

Some wealthy patrons

Would discuss a stock or two

No ordinary conversation mind you

Just juicy

Trading knowledge

He was privy too

Blue Chips

Small Caps

Bull Markets

Bear Markets

Decades gone by

Never married

Diligently

Investing every extra cent

Watching his portfolio

Climb up to the sky

One day

The barber died

Accumulating a sizable estate 

No family

No close friends

No one knew

No one to give the money too

Snip Snip

Snip Snip Snip

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The father

Told his young son

“Here is a box of fresh picked grapefruit

Haul the fruit in your wagon

Go door to door

Keep going until all sold”

The boy

Did as he was told

Spending a few hours

Going house to house

Until all the grapefruit were gone

The father

Did not tell his son

That he priced the citrus so cheap

Many people would buy the fruit

Lessons learned:

    1. Self-confidence-believe in ability
    2. Do not quit until job done

229

Craps was the game he played

Once a month

Took a round trip flight

Lauderdale to Nassau

Carried his cash in an old bag

Stood most of the night

At the table

Sometimes won

Sometimes lost

His demeanor

Always stable

Just a way to unwind

The game

Cleared his mind

209

Late night

Walking cobbled streets of Prague

Had one too many pilsners

Met a street performer

On the corner

Done for the night playing his violin

After an hour of shooting the breeze

I asked my new friend

Why is it that you are so at ease?

He replied:

“I play for spare change

 I’m the only one who needs to be pleased

Some people call me lazy and completely crazy

But

Too much ambition would no longer be fun being a musician

I accept who I am

No need to try to be on top of the highest mountain”

203

Grabs everything she can

Does not need a permanent man

Prowls clubs along the beach

                              Fuck                              

Shower

Brush teeth

Walks out the door

While her lover sleeps

Next Weekend

Repeat

197

Hit the reset button

 Stability is a bore

 You love me

But

 Obviously

Need more

Hit the reset button

Simple life

Has you down

 Safe

Always sound

Everything in order

You

Desperately

 Crave

 Continuous disorder

Hit the reset button

Danger

Turns you on

 Swim away

 My beautiful swan

Compose

A new song

Hit the reset button

194

Calm yourself

I know it is extremely difficult

However

Try your best

Stop

Blaming others

For your sorrows

Hit the beach

Jump

On a skateboard

Ride

A boogie board

Pull out

Old long surfboard

Check out

Gorgeous tan ladies

Wearing

Brazilian bikinis

Sip

Pina coladas

Forget

Martinis

Thread the needle

Sow your oats

Next morning

You will wake up

And

No longer

Feel like an old goat