Prose - If I Was A Stock You'd Short Me

No matter what I post
It drops
No matter what you say
It flops
My number is immune
To praise
My number only responds
In strange ways
If I was a share on an exchange
You'd go short
If I was a share on Wall Street
You'd need floor support
All evidence points north
Yet it goes south
The word on the street
Comes from a mysterious mouth
The harder I try
The more I fail
No matter my effort
It's to no avail
Have I reached my zenith
Where up is really down?
Will my countenance change
From a smile to a frown?
A sabbatical seems
To be the solution
Then I will free myself
From this disillusion
Should I care?
It seems I have no choice
My life is unchanged
But my ego cannot rejoice
As I plummet into the depths
My work will vanish into history
And though I made new friends
I still remain thirsty
So I continue to lose
While you capitalize
And short my stock
As Hubpages cuts me down to size

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Mentalist acer 5 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

It seems that ones heart is as fickle as a stock analysis.;)


shygirl2 5 years ago

Aw...don't feel bad Suburban poet, they do it to me too! I like your work and this poem! :D


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azure_sky 5 years ago from Somewhere on the Beach, if I am lucky :)

Great poem and oh....so true! The numbers just don't add up! I see a "bull market" in your near future...the proof is in your pen! Voted Up, Funny and Awesome! Better buy "you" stock now :)


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Folks I don't know why I let those numbers bother me but I'm not one to just like down and not react. I guess being cool about it is for other people. You see how I rant about this and that so maybe my number is just hubpages telling me to shut up....

But thanks for the support.....


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attemptedhumour 5 years ago from Australia

I just noticed your hubscore and we should launch a concerted appeal to the number crunchers to wake up a bit and put you up where you belong. Maybe those four letter words get subtracted, if so, i'm coming down to fucking well join you. From a disgruntled, but supportive fellow hubist.


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mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

How funny you post this. A Hub ego piece has been rolling around in my head. The good news is that your work speaks for itself, so some arcane computer scoring system cannot dimishes the work. Although it can sting the ego pretty good.

Good Hub as is everything I have read on your pages.


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LoraKayAlexander 5 years ago

I really like! :-)


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Thanks attempted, mckbirdbks and Lora - it looks like my bitching has yielded some results. I shot up from 82 to 87! I obviously have an ego problem but I like to have fun with this stuff too.... they better watch out because if I drop into the 70's then I'm going to write an epic epistle that will blow the doors off this place....

Well... maybe not that good but it will kickstart my pride that's for sure!


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duffsmom 5 years ago from Pacific Northwest, USA

You don't write for the numbers, you write because it is who you are--and you do it well. You have a fan base here, and I am among them. Their system is wanting.


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@duffsmom... yeah you're right but I'm a man of principle!!!! Ha.... those numbers have confused the best of us.... thanks for following...


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Julie2 5 years ago from New York City

Understandable TSP, very understandable. I really like the way you put it all into this poem. I felt your frustration and that is what I like about your writing, it is so inviting. Oh, I wasn't trying to rhyme! LOL


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@Julie - Thanks... yeah I was outraged (ha) about my number so I whipped this sucker out.... nice rhyme...it's easier when you don't try...


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS

My numbers can sot and zoom 5 or so within a short time. Makes no sense. I keep my eye on the reality and it's not those scores. Since those of us who even know what they mean know they're meaningless and newcomers don't have a clue what they are - they are pretty meaningless.

Reminds me of the first grade teacher who asked the class to name a yellow fruit she had in mind. They were eager to name them -lemons, bananas, grapefruit, etc. but she just said, "No, that's wrong" to each one. WRONG! wow. It wasn't what she had in mind -starfruit. Can't you see 6 year olds going off feeling like failures because they weren't mind-readers or had never seen starfruit? All their answers were valid yellow fruits, they just didn't comply with some idiotic requirement.

You did a good rant but you won't let it get to you - will you?


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@Nellieanna - I'm going to have to pay you for counseling services because I'm needing you to talk me off the ledge time and time again. Ha... You know me... If I don't like it then it's OFF WITH THEIR HEADS!!! You can be the voice of reason; I'll be the executioner!!


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS

haha- OK. You know yourself and your objectives best. My only caution is to keep your eye on your own ball and avoid letting the rubbish distract you. There will always be plenty of that stuff but there is only one YOU to produce your great stuff!


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michael ely 5 years ago from Scotland

Hi The Suburban Poet, I really like this. Small consolation, i know but sometimes having something done to you can help produce poems like this.

All the best.

Michael.


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@Nellieanna - 10-4 but the ball around here is writing good hubs and my feedback score on this one is pretty good so I've struck a nerve!

@Michael - Thank you. Yes it seems provocations or pain cause inspiration so maybe I'm glad the score went down... Take care...


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

Mark, I LOVE THIS hahah

I totally feel you man...I love how you write

You are easily one of the best, no doubt

Your score should remain high.

You are true to yourself, and honest, and real. It's great to see


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@Ben - Thanks dude.... In the last half hour or so I've received two or three positive comments along with a couple of responses from myself and my score DROPPED from 80 to 79!!!!!!!!!!!! AAARRRGGGHHHH!!!!


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

lol, I get you

I don't care about my hubberscore nearly as much as my individual Hubscores

and feedback


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@Ben - that's exactly right. The feedback is the way to look at it not to mention the comments which have been wonderful. I just need to quit pouting....


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

lol its fun to watch a grown man pout


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@Ben - Well I'm here to entertain so I'm glad I'm doing my job!

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