— Charles Albert
(Apologies to Frost)
The watch that came (the Teuer Hag)
is stunning with a Pravda bag
and why not in a brand-new Jag?
Or, if you must, buy Coach and Ford
so long as you will heed the word:
the market is a two-edged sword.
When money idles in the bank
the GDP will surely tank;–
you’ll only have yourself to thank,
your I.R.A. not worth a damn–
a pyramid, a Madoff scam–
unless you spend for Uncle Sam!
So be the smartest in the room
and stimulate a mini boom
with pricey bling. Consume, consume!