Ph: Prosperity: Slim Purse - Poem by Brian Johnston
I know a man who’s not adverse
To helping others slim of purse
He’s more than willing to help out,
If self-improvement floats your boat,
For teaching men to fish for trout,
Is poverty’s best antidote.
But wealthy men have certain rules
That poorer men think make them fools
Like never spending all you make
Investing then in what seems smart
Like planning for tomorrow’s sake,
Like buying horse for applecart.
Tomorrow’s man you’ll someday be
And if you ever will be free,
Provision must be made for him
That helps him climb another tree
To venture out on tender limb,
And catch a glimpse of what may be.
To invest smart trust what you know
Though risk can be a chance to grow
Invest in self and always win
You know that time is on your side
A poor choice never is a sin
Like being taken for a ride.
You hope to dig for more than coal?
Then OPM (1) should be your goal.
Your reputation where to start
For rep that shines can make things click
And trust depends on human heart
Which disappears if you’re too slick.
For leverage is word to know
If you would make your garden grow
Lush garden’s can the bees pull in
Your bees, the heroes of your plan,
Can pollinate the plants within
Complete the dreams of thoughtful man.
Poet's Notes about The Poem
(1) OPM stands for other people’s money. When you are able to invest other people’s money for them and they trust you to do this, you increase your own potential to earn money basically because you can charge them a management fee for doing so and you also improve your credit reputation which means you can borrow more money from a bank for your own projects if you need to.
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