Monday, March 16, 2009

A Poem about Bernie Madoff

Bernie Made Off with My Money
by Eline Magliaro

Sing a song of sixpence.
That’s all that I have left!
Bernie stole my money.
Now I’m broke, bummed out, bereft.

He made off with my nest egg.
He had a lot of gall.
He made off with my peace of mind.
He took my wherewithal.

He made off with a lot of dough.
Did not invest one cent!
Let’s dress him up in sackcloth…
Make him kneel down and repent.

Let’s curse this smarmy scumbag
Who swindled friends and neighbors
Of all their hard-earned savings
And the fruits of their long labors.

Let’s send him off to prison.
Let’s Sing Sing a song of jail
And pray this Ponzi schemer's
Never out again on bail.


  1. Hear hear!! Sing it loud! Smarmy scumbag doesn't even begin to describe him.

  2. Jama,

    You're right about "smarmy scumbag"--but I decided it might be best not to use the terms that I felt really befit that scoundrel.

  3. Love it! You've really got a knack for these verses, and one thing is for sure, you'll never run out of politicans doing crazy things.

  4. Linda,

    I find ranting about politicians and other scoundrels in verse provides me a means of venting. I guess you're right. I'm not likely to run out of fodder for my verses.

  5. Nandini,

    I find it difficult to comprehend how Madoff and people like him can be so greedy. They are amoral individuals who lack any scruples.

  6. I am going to be a frequent visitor to your Political Verses site! I have long been a news junkie, though have found all of these recent stories to be almost more than I can bear. Much better reading to be found here at your place!

  7. Martha,

    Thanks. I can't bear much of the news stories these days either. That's why I'm a devoted fan of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report. They make me laugh about the stupidity and hypocrisy of many of the people and politicians were reading about.

    I find venting about all this stuff in humorous verse helps lower my level of frustration.

  8. I agree about Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert!