Would You Believe It?

Ellis Parker Butler 1869 (Muscatine) – 1937 (Williamsville)



One year ago I wished that I
A banker great might be
With a hundred million dollars
And financial majesty;

A mighty Wall Street banker
With a whopping lot of power
And an income of somewhere around
A thousand plunks per hour;

A solid Wall Street banker
With securities in sacks
And with clever men to show me
How to pay no income tax;

A wealthy Wall Street banker
Who raked in cash like hay;
I wished that just a year ago—
And I wish the same today.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Scheme XAXA BBXB BCAC BDXD
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 444
Words 90
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4

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