|Member Comments on this Poem|
|Posted by Charles E Minshall on 10/12/08 at 06:51 PM|
Well done Mike. Glad to see your muse is back.
|Posted by Quentin S Clingerman on 10/12/08 at 07:46 PM|
I believe a lot of people can relate to this poem! Excellent message given in an excellent manner!
|Posted by Nicole D Gregory on 10/12/08 at 07:54 PM|
I L O V E T H I S!!!! It is a masterpiece and rings true to all who have ever seen the plight of the apprentice trapeze artist with no net. I wish I had framed my zero balance statements... I wanted no reminders of my past stupidity and used my shredder as a cleanser. Bravo sir! ~N
|Posted by Alison McKenzie on 10/13/08 at 03:03 AM|
|Posted by Megan Langley on 10/13/08 at 02:27 PM|
this is awesome! I can't wait to show a friend of mine who just paid off her credit card... she'll definitely appreciate this!
|Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 10/13/08 at 04:47 PM|
Great poem! No better testimony than from one who has been there, and more importantly made it out alive.
|Posted by Sandy M. Humphrey on 10/13/08 at 09:00 PM|
Excellent...and it seems does it not it takes longer to right the debt than it did to collect it but hooray for you and the lesson learned and the poetic way in which you celebrate. smh
|Posted by David Garner on 10/14/08 at 01:26 AM|
Wonderful rhythm and simple rhyme make this read fly by. Totally engaging. And climactic. I love the way you resolved your money issues and your poem. Inspiring!
|Posted by Tony Whitaker on 10/14/08 at 02:47 AM|
What a wonderful well-timed, well-tuned piece. My wife and I will be debt-free when our house is sold in America at the end of this month. This is such a great feeling. So your words are going into my favorites..Thank you for sharing.
|Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 10/14/08 at 04:38 PM|
LOL! Well stated Mike. All too many of this including myself have had to learn this lesson the hard way. Congrats also on the zero balance. :o)
|Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 10/14/08 at 04:39 PM|
Oops! That should have been all too many of "us."
|Posted by Jenni Hauth on 10/16/08 at 12:19 AM|
How original!-love it!
|Posted by Meghan Helmich on 01/29/09 at 06:15 PM|
awesome! way to keep up with the meter and rhythm, too. i'm $74k in debt because of student loans. i know it will take me longer than 3 years...it already has lol
|Posted by Joan Serratelli on 03/12/09 at 01:02 PM|
GREAT write. So many people, both young and old charge, charge, charge and don't realize ho much they are spending. Can i send this to my kid????
|Posted by Clara Mae Gregory on 05/09/09 at 03:39 PM|
I have thoroughly enjoyed this very well written poem. Thanks for creating it! Going in my favorites. :)
|Posted by Glenn Currier on 11/30/09 at 05:31 PM|
Gees, I can sooooo relate. I like the mixture of humility and pride in this poem. Just to admit my stupidity is a good first step. The rhymes speak your sense of humor and ability to stand back from tragedy. And your description of the "hitting bottom" moment was excellent. Thanks.
|Posted by Mo Couts on 06/29/11 at 01:38 AM|
Congrats on being debt free and yay for you!!!
|Posted by Mary Ellen Smith on 09/30/13 at 03:43 PM|
Missed this one in 08, but loving it in 2013...a good lesson in any year.