Good morning America, Where Are You?

Good morning America, Where Are You?
by Joan Gelfand

Now that the buck has stopped
The jig is up
The well done run
Dry your eyes. You’re done.

The party’s over the game is played
The bad boys took off
With the cache.

Now that the buck has stopped
Where are you?
What’s your place?
What’s really on your mind?

Now that the buck has stopped
Did you make the right choices,
Sacrifice the best of times?
Can you remember your kid’s last season?
Who won, who lost, who’s behind?

Good morning America.
The drug of distraction’s worn off
The cocaine high of overvalued
Done gone good-bye.

And this downturn, this turn down,
This big big disappointment, bummer slump
Might just be Nature’s way of cooling us off
Cooling us down – all that dough
Rising and rising making us feel
Super, natural but you know she’s the boss
Nature had to cool off!
Man! She was feeling the heat.

You have lost and
I feel for you
All that hard work and
Faith in The Street.

There’s a knock knock joke
In here somewhere
Something along the lines of

“How many Investment Managers
Does it take to screw…”

Or was that greed I heard knocking
Your knees back there?

Joan Gelfand – Good Morning America

Joan’s poetry, fiction, reviews, essays and letters have appeared in national and international anthologies and literary journals. Joan teaches poetry and coaches writers. She is the Past President of the Women’s National Book Association and blogs regularly for the Huffington Post.

Her books are: “A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams” (SF Bay Press, 2009.) “Here & Abroad,” a chapbook of short fiction (winner of the 2010 Cervena Barva Fiction Award) and “Seeking Center,” Two Bridges Press, 2006. “Transported,” a spoken word CD with original music can be found on iTunes & reverbnation.com

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