Thursday, 25 April 2013

The Bottom Line

©The Bottom Line

Bottom conjures images of buttocks, butts and booty.
Our leaders churned out economic drivel at the Rooty…
Hill RSL club ~ where all the intellectuals gather.
To line their pockets with gold coins, ‘cause parra* doesn’t matta.
Does Bottom Line mean actions that may impact upon net earnings?
Does Bottom Line mean that witches are still ripe for corporate burnings?  

Does fraud configure in the notions of the said, line bottom?
It’s something like a horse race, who remembers yet ‘Fine Cotton’?
‘Twas not a horse, but an ass of course, adorned the head of Bottom.
"It shall be called 'Bottom's Dream,' because it hath no Bottom".
Bottom’s Line ~I have had a dream, past the wit of man”,
Spoke in Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream, catch me if you can.

Send in a thief to catch a thief, that’s what one must do.
As Fagin said to Oliver: “Boy, you’ve got to pick a pocket or two”!
“Suffer the little children”, we corrupt them at the start.
Some become captains of industry, others merely tarts.
‘Cause… a bottom is meant for pinching in that vague Italian way.
And a gigolo makes a line you know, for both sides of the Frey.

The bottom line is no friend of mine, its value ebbs and flows.
It matters not how much I save or where the money goes...
On foibles, faith or falderals, it’s all grist for the mill.
It’s a pantomime, when you’re inclined, to keep your hand in the till.
It’s the root of all evil; it’s vile, medieval, the constant paradigm.
It’s money, moolah, incessant hoo-hah; this is indeed – The Bottom Line.
*parity refers to equality with relation to value, status and amount.

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