Investors Remorse Poem

I hesitate to make a list

Of countless transactions I have missed.

Bonanzas that were in my grip-

I watched them through my fingers slip.

The windfalls which I should have bought

Were lost because I over thought.

I thought of this, I thought of that,

I could have sworn I smelled a rat,

And while I thought things over twice,

Another grabbed them at the 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.

When developments rose on Oak and Third

The prices asked I felt absurd.

Whole block fronts – black with soot –

Were priced at thirty bucks a foot!

When I wouldn’t even make a bid,

Others didn’t loose a beat!

When Newport Beach was cheap barren land,

I could have had a heap of sand.

When Palm Springs was the place to buy,

I thought the climate was much to dry.

Invest in Orange County – that is the spot!

My sixth sense warned me I should not.

A very prudent man am I

And that is why I never buy.

When others culled sprawling farms

And welcomed deals with open arms –

A corner here, ten acres there,

Compounding values year by year,

I choose to think and as I thought,

They bought the deals I should have bought.

The golden chance I had then

Are lost and will not come again.

Today I cannot be enticed

For everything is so overpriced.

The deals of yesteryear are dead;

The market is soft – and so is my head.

Last night I had a fearful dream,

I know I wakened with a scream;

Some Indians approached my bed –

For trinkets on the barrelhead

In dollar bills worth twenty four

And nothing less and nothing more.

They would sell Manhattan Isle to me

The most I would go was twenty three.

The Indian scowled: “Not on a bet”:

And sold to Peter Minuit.

At times a teardrop drowns my eye

For deals I had, but didn’t buy.

And now life’s saddest words I pen –

“If only I would invest NOW…..and then!

Anonymous

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