30 Poems. Day 12. She’s caught up!!

12 Apr

I wish my bookeeping looked this attractive!

I wish my bookeeping looked this attractive!

My second poem for today is also, like the first, a challenge from Mike Hopkins of

During a session of gay banter and witty repartee, we both joked that we would produce poems about double-entry bookeeping.

He’s already done his, which can be enjoyed at

And now here is mine.


It’s hard to keep track

of all of life’s assets.

To maintain the ledger of gratitude.

And count one’s blessings.

Sometimes there is an inexplicable gap.

An unexpected loss,

difficult to trace to its origins.

Forgetfulness often leaves an asset unregistered,

left to grow dusty in the scrolls

so that in making my annual report

I am confronted with a short-fall.

Left feeling lessened.

But Manucci showed me the way

to clarity.

Simply see each asset

as having a corresponding liability.

Each credit as having its own debit.

Keep the books tidy.

And gradually reach trial-balance.



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2 responses to “30 Poems. Day 12. She’s caught up!!

  1. SaumyaPuri

    April 12, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    hey please check out my blog,thanks :)
    i hope you like it :)

  2. mike hopkins

    April 12, 2014 at 10:51 pm

    Well done. Challenge met.


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