Category Archives: Money

VI: MONEY

VI

MONEY

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Finances
Affluence
Economics
Charity
Anticharity
Beggars
Paupery
Misers
Capitalism
Business
Staff
Work
Gambling
Labour

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Finances -/- Affluence

6:1
Finances

One flawed, tiny diamond
Outprices perfect pebbles

Without watchtowering one’s riches
Wealth sqaunders swiftly

Money employed invites interest –
Money saved, thieves

Triumverate disgraces replace riches;
Drink, dice, demonesses

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As rogues assist ventures
Finances mysteriously vanish

Loutheads emptying wallets liberally
Begging pennies soon

Disown currency unfairly acquired
Despite obvious advantages


6:2
Affluence

Lowborn fortune saltsea thirst
Noble, mountain spring

What advantage immense riches
Without prestigious status

Accumulating mighty financial scimitars
Humiliates arrogant foes

Wealth’s persistantly obsessive accumulation
Afflicts aristocratic classes

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Our very well fed
Of hungers ignorant

Decadence among starving abstinence
Society’s secret thief

Happiness depending on money
Never true happiness

Economics -/- Charity

6:3
Economics

Industriousness assimilates beaconic wealth
Idleness attracts impoverishment

Money produces effervescent friends
Poverty, fetid solitude

Societies adoring samite millionaires
Scorn their paupers

Better honest, tatter’d peasant
Before bittertongued aristocrat

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Wealth resembles wheel spokes;
Rising, turning, falling

This year – opulent banqueteer
Next year – beggar

Gathering cashquisition melts eventually
Like music festivals


6:4
Charity

As knowledge needs reason
Charity defines wealth

Spinning beautiful, benevolent tendrils
Revitalises money’s reason

Dispensing alms without snobbery
Deemeth legendary deed

Noble benevolence’s paradigm benefit
Like lifegiving medicine

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Thunderstorms echo many miles
Charity globally resounds

Alleviate depressed paupery’s distresses
Before finances vanish

Charity seeks no recompense –
Who reimburses clouds?

Anticharity -/- Beggars

6:5
Anticharity

Let them suffer shamefully
Who live uncharitably

When Chavs celebrate windfalls
Charities never invited

Most ignore charity’s existence
Until needing assistance

However gorgeous, however fabulous
Uncharitable people pointless

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Beggars melt umbrageous hearts
Refusal breaks theirs

Never beg unwilling souls
Even when desperate

Phantasms of pity’s failures
Haunt mendacious minds


6:6
Beggars

Beggars possess happy faces
Why pity them?

Without mendacity salubrious charity
Receives little praise

When soliciting the supercharitable
Begging actually giving

Before openly charitable souls
Vanishes vagrancy’s anguish

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Better becoming traveling busker
Before hometown beggar

However noble one’s deeds
Begging ruins greatness

When begging brings survival
Scrapsucking deem’d satisfactory

Paupery -/- Misers

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Paupery

Destitutes driven by desperation
Penetrate impenetrable vaults

Intelligent paupers brilliant dictates
By disrespect bedrown’d

Dignity, lineage, character, speech:
Craving raglife destroys

Because lynch-pins are small
Why despise peasants

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Present happpiness, future blisses
Nemesis poverty deprives

Lurching behind miserable poverty
Many more miseries

Impoverishment which wounded yesterday
Slays us today


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Misers

Scrooges addicted to accumulation
Lead confus’d lives

Liken mothy, miserly wallets
To bruising wood-apples

Vaultopias, like beautiful daughters,
Strangers eventually enjoy

Hoarders hope eventual heirs
Spend no inheritance

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Billionaires lacking buzzworthy benevolence
Beauties ageing spinsterly

As ants cover tupperware
Chancers crowd parsimony

Niggards never spending money
Invited rarely anywhere

Capitalism -/- Business

6:9
Capitalism

Rampant, uncheck’d, planetary capitalism –
Deifies credit cards

Object utility increases value
Commodit rarity moreso

Reinforcing failing, intransigent policies
Collapses standardised economies

Glittering gold-dust! Nuggets all-about!
Awaiting industrious intrepids

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Upon prospective, far-off profits
Defer serious investment

Altho’ thousands might assist
Shoddy schemes collapse

Writing off international debt
Unleashes universal prosperity


6:10
Business

Good business demands professionalism
Amateurism destroys profits

Guarding fellow businessmen’s interests
Helps ours prosper

Creditors possess longest memories,
Debtors insist forgetfulness

On slashing potential profits
Our businesses bloom

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Cornfields tended far away
Decimated by crows

Sellers have single eyes,
Buyers one hundred

The shopkeepers are servants
Their customers kings

Staff -/- Work

6:11
Staff

Upon identifying appropriate talent
Woo, nurture, reward

Plodders, jobsworths, incompetents, seditionists:
Diminish reputable companies

Tho’ workers’ talents indispensible
None are irreplaceable

Character, inclination, criminality, respect:
Check before employment

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Customers cannot love companies
Their employees despie

Most personas winning employment
Transformed by office

Employees loyal & responsible
Reproach unapproachable bosses


6:12
Work

Gaffers convinced of competence
Unfetter staff condignly

Leaders lazily delegating work
Cannot complain incompetence

Payment fair, payroll rapid,
Complements quality work

When given advance payment
Workers chance sloppiness

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In jobs we love
We’ll never work

Many hands, single mind,
Makes work light

Bills rise before us
Beckoning daily labour

 

Gambling -/- Labour

6:13
Labour

Hunger eggs on everybody
Slothfulness eats stones

Before commencing dociliating exertions
Sharpen tools well

From making good beginnings
Future workload halved

Gruel obtained by graft
Jeweled, ambrosial food

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Subjection to unnecessary workloads
Deprives intellectual improvement

Better spending idle weeks
Before profitless work

Complete today’s work today
Tomorrow’s work tomorrow


6:14
Gambling

Dress, wealth, food, clothing:
Maliferous gambling destroys

Destinies of lydian lineages
Devastated by casinos

Ruin, lies, misery, scroogery:
Accompany ceaseless chancery

When gambling spears purses
Starvation’s curse appears

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Tho’ gambling sometimes profitable
Winnings merely fish-hooks

Gain one, lose thousands,
Gambling’s irrefutable truth

Gamblers, during losing streaks,
Always gamble more