The gift you had
Was but a tool
For making money
By the bucketful.

And then you heard
Your star was crossed,
So ‘mums’ the word
As all is lost.

Can you rebound
And change your tack
Shifting your ground
To get you back?

What you did
In the past
Is not hid,
It’s there to last.

A balance struck
Showed what is due.
A gift misused –
No residue

Remains within
Your balance sheet;
You must come in
And start anew.

November 1992