Wall Street, 2008
Grin’s promise looted trust and hustled many
Gilt scams on fun’s installment plan,
Then loaded trust into its minivan
But dropped nicked dime and tarnished penny,
Torn five. Our firm now wobbles, teeters.
I scour want ads, hunt for honest leaders.
–David D. Horowitz
This work by David D. Horowitz has been selected as winner for April 2009 by the Unfolding Leadership weblog for best original leadership poem. For more information about David D. Horowitz and his artist’s statement about “Wall Street, 2008,” please see his page under the Favorite Leadership Poems section of this site. For details on submission of original poems, please access the guidelines here.