Booms, slumps and procrastination…

You’d have to have a very accurate crystal ball to pick the top or bottom of the market:

I hesitate to make a list
Of all the countless deals I’ve missed
Bonanzas that were in my grip
I watched through my fingers slip
The windfalls that I should have bought
Were lost because I over thought
I thought of this I thought of that
I could have sworn I smelt a rat
And while I thought them over twice
Another bought them at that price.
It seems I always hesitate
Then make my mind up much too late
A very cautious man am I
And that is why I never buy
A corner here, ten acres there
Compounding values year by year
I chose to think and as I thought
They bought the deals I should have bought
The golden chances I had then
Are lost and will not come again
Today’s I cannot be enticed
For everything’s so over priced
The deals of yester-year are dead
The markets soft – and so’s my head
At times a tear drop drowns my eye
For deals I had but did not buy
And now I wish the words I pen

Written 1917
by Marion Morris

August 02 2008 08:24 pm | Pt Chev News

One Response to “Booms, slumps and procrastination…”

  1. Deon Swiggs on 04 Aug 2008 at 2:23 pm #

    Love it. I am going to print that out and put it on the back of my open home flyers or something I think. As it is so dam true to how people are.

    Frustrating is the only word.

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