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Thursday, November 1, 2012

X Spots The Mark

Poetry and a cautionary tale equals: X Spots The Mark

Participating in Alphabe-Thursday letter X
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Silky smooth talker
Phones you with the op.
To get in quick,
  Make your money thick
A chance that’s unique,
 (He knows what makes you weak.)
Your questions, he has answers
He’ll even stop you
To give you his reference number.
 Check it out at your convenience.
(Knowing all the while, it’ll never be researched.)
He’ll get back to you within the week.
This opportunity’s reached its peak!

You become the balker.
The investment price makes you stop.
‘Well, wait awhile, just got a text,’
Says our mysterious mr. X
‘My supervisor is at my side
 With a discount only he can provide.
You’re uniquely situated!
We can accommodate.’ You feel it’s fated.
‘Send the papers, here’s my card…’
Total transaction is not hard.

Everyone feels gratified
Until you need to be clarified.
X is off this week (or year)
And from him you’ll never hear
His money’s pocketed
You’ve been soaked
Buyer beware
Is never a joke.


  1. That is so true! There's always someone waiting to take advantage of someone else.

  2. sad but true. love the title, too- great idea!


  3. Great poem. Sadly, it is too true. I'm following you on Twitter now. Deb @

  4. Great poem, I am a failure to the business world.

  5. Some people are simply takers...

  6. Oh...boy! Hope that everyone takes note.

    Blessings & Aloha!
    I am visiting our daughter, son in law and little grand baby, so only now catching up a bit with blog visits from last week!

  7. Wow.

    This was really powerful and disturbing writing.

    There are so many that prey on the innocent in that manner. I wish there was a way to more fully protect the vulnerable.

    Xcellent writing!