Hans Ostrom

Silver Star - 3,369 Points (1954 / California)

Animals And Investment - Poem by Hans Ostrom

1. The Managed Fund

Crows guarded his retirement plan.
They marched around its perimeter.
Squirrels managed the fund.
They wore small green visors,
used their cheeks as briefcases,
embezzled by accident, forgetting
where they buried the dividends.

2. Fixed Income

One day so dispirited by his work
was he that he decided to retire.
He asked to begin to withdraw
his pension. The account-manager,
a raccoon, presented a box to him,
removed the lid, and waddled away.
The new pensioner peered in.
Feathers and leaves were all
the box held. His income was fixed.

Topic(s) of this poem: money


Comments about Animals And Investment by Hans Ostrom

  • Diana Van Den Berg (2/12/2015 7:06:00 PM)


    My giggles and chortles and roars of laughter woke up my cat and my dog when I read this! Absolutely delightful! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, November 9, 2007

Poem Edited: Monday, May 19, 2014


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