243

The prosperous

Old man

Sitting

Behind

His

Oversized

Luxurious

Desk

Meticulously

Crushing

His cigarette

Into the ashtray

Looked at me and said

“Kid

Success is easy

If you desire it

Some do

Some do not

Some are afraid of success

All the self-help

Mumbo Jumbo

Only goes so far

Put

Horse blinkers on

March, March, March

And

March some more

Until

Every muscle

Cannot move anymore”

230

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

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

191

Watching the water

Run down the drain

I understand your pain

Drop the bum

Move on

Go have some fun

Grab your backpack

Hop on a jet

Southeast Asia

Is

An exotic place

To hang out

 And

 Forget

Soon

 You

Will be laughing again

Fresh

Happy

Wiser

Starting over

Without him

153

I never laugh at others misery

However

This time it is worthy

Smaller and smaller

The number of places for the corrupt to hide

Stashing the cash

In safe locations

Is like sticking a finger in a beehive

The barristers who wash the money

Do not have complete control anymore

Setting up shell companies is the game

No one knows in whose name

For decades the scheme worked

The data kept in nice little paper books

Today information online

Compromised security

Could put all involved

 In a very bad bind

Maybe time to go back to old school

Buy Private Island

And

Bury currency, diamonds, gold coins

Under the mansion’s swimming pool