I bought a little bunch of shares;

Into the sky,
High, high above the price that I
Had paid for them I saw them fly.
Up, up they soared in steady rhythmic flight,
To my delight;
Poised gracefully, they hovered there awhile,
I watched them with a fond parental smile,
Waiting the time
When they should even further climb.

There came a day at last
When all the economic sky was overcast;
My shares just folded up their golden wings,
Poor silly things,
And nose-dived, falling, falling
To earth.  It was appalling.