Wall Street Woes (Limerick & Haiku Prompt)

We’re in the middle of a financial crisis that affects almost everyone.  So I hope you’ll join me in writing limericks and haiku (senryu) about our Wall Street woes.  First, my limerick:

I shudder when opening mail,
And my sinking accounts make me wail.
I would sure like to beat
Up those guys on the Street,
But I fear that I can’t afford bail.

And now my haiku (senryu):

Financial vultures
First gobble up our assets,
Then demand dessert.

Now, of course, it’s your turn. Your assignment, should you choose to accept it, is to write some verse about Wall Street woes. When you’ve posted your poem(s), please return here and add a direct link to your themed poetry, using Mr. Linky. There’s no rush, by the way, because you have until October 3rd to post it.

Limerick and Haiku Prompts Participants 

1. Elephant Small
2. 2nd attempt-Random Short Stories
3. sister AE
4. Bev
5. Bev
6. Nickers and Ink
7. Just Someone

UPDATE: Mr. Linky is now closed, but you can still add links to your verse about Wall Street woes in the Comments. And if you’d like to participate in a new poetry prompt, you can always find my latest one here. 

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11 Responses to “Wall Street Woes (Limerick & Haiku Prompt)”

  1. John says:

    written as distraction to one very boring morning

  2. John says:

    oops not take the first time

  3. Stan Ski says:

    Money’s too tight to mention, and time will come when they even take the food off our plates.

  4. sister AE says:

    Thanks for the prompt. This one worked up pretty fast for me.

  5. Bev says:

    A quick limerick. In Aus we aren’t as affected by the US crisis, but we are still hurting.

  6. Bev says:

    A very quick but not so dirty senryu

  7. Linda Jacobs says:

    So true! Disgustingly good poems!

  8. Although I still believe that life is getting way too complicated, you always make me smile!

  9. Just Someone says:

    A little late:(

    Hope its okay,
    thanks for the prompt!

  10. Tumblewords says:

    Clever verbiage to address the revoltingly disgusting ‘above it all’ pucks.