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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

TOP Marketplace Poetry


They’re only coining phrases at the mint now
Priceless words of wisdom and respect
A debt of gratitude is due to pay though
Words are power; money talks no more

Transactions are replaced by Interaction
The ATM’s are ‘telling’ everyone
‘Forget Cash; put your mouth where your money was’
‘In-voice’ means just that; the spoken word

Drinks are on the house at the Speakeasy
The staff are only working there for tips
Sound advice to earn their keep, and bank it
Withdrawing only comments made in haste

So think before you waste your precious words
Golden Silence preserves your Golden Handshake
Loose lips spill loose change, so keep them pursed
Save your Silver Tongue for Rainy Days

Foreign Exchange students; ply your trade
Language is your hard-earned currency
Commission is Vocabulary, free
From Errors and Omissions that cost dear

Builder’s bills bust banter’s bulging budget
Maintenance must match more modest means
Al-(li)-terations keep your house in order
Caution caps conversion capital

The bottom line reads well on the quotation
It’s accurate, word for word, not pound for pound
Check to see if your account is current
To your credit, words don’t let you down

If you owe apologies to loved ones
Unlock the vaults and let your own words loose
Free speech still cannot buy love however
Borrow a phrase or two; get your ‘Words-worth’

Value Added Thought maintains the context
Remember that good manners have no price
Deal words wisely; try to keep a balance
Interest should increase a few percent

Sincerity’s an honest, open market
A luxury you can afford to own
Spend time, and pay heed to my final statement
Admission fee is nothing…but the truth


  1. stan,, i cannot find your email and i wanted to let you know i have had to print out the chapters of millennium,, as i want to read it in its entirety.. i am not good at following sci fi type stuff and i feel the story,, well the first few chapters had great potential... this is why i am not commenting on it,, but rather,, if you don't mind,, choose to do so as a whole ....

    now,, that said,, i can go read this post.....

  2. i have always had a passion for words,, both spoken and written,, and to have the opportunity to share that passion,, albiet virtually with such an amazing group of people that share this furor,, makes living at this point in my life palatable....

    this was a wonderfully formed piece...

  3. Hi Paisley.
    Thanks for your interest in 4th Millennium. I'm proofing it as I post, and don't yet have a complete proof copy available.

    I'm glad to be part of it, and if any of my words have helped, then I couldn't ask for a finer compliment.

  4. This poem is wicked cool! Love the alliteration and the soft fuzzy feeling about words. I love them, too.

  5. Terrific! The title is perfect and the processing is wonderful. The warnings are wise and concise! Love it!

  6. Thanks to:
    Linda Jacobs; Words are often taken for granted, but without them, we would know nothing.
    Tumblewords; There are so many words/terms that apply equally to money and words.

  7. A mighty poem, this one. Word perfect.

  8. Love the alliteration...

    Will come and read again!

  9. Thanks to:
    Anthony North; The English language allows the use of metaphors, and the appreciation of words.
    Gautami Tripathy; You're always welcome.

  10. Words may come at premium price,
    but following their path
    is to live a satisfied life...

    from one word lover to another
    this piece is brimming with good
    sound advice, making me grin

    as though finding a long lost brother. One who hears, as I do,
    that siren's song like no other.


  11. Thanks Elizabeth; The speed of your response is amazing, and your appreciative comments are very gratifying. Thanks for clicking the link to this.

  12. yes, yes and yes...

  13. Thanks One More Believer; I'm happy to see you chose to click the link and visit this post.