Writing Contest: Seimifinalists
Importance of a Budget: A magnificent poem
Should I buy this plaid shirt?
Or perhaps these gold earrings?
But do I have enough money,
To buy all these nice things?
To buy or not to buy,
Is the question I ask.
But the answer is a Budget,
That will set me on task.
I must save, save, save,
In order to spend, spend, spend.
Opportunity costs may include,
Clothes, shoes, and maybe a boyfriend.
To diminish my spending,
In the theaters, diners, and mall.
Would enable me to acquire my needs,
Not a vacation to the Taj Mahal.
Critical mistakes I must avoid,
Like unfavorable variances and bounced checks.
If not the Budget will be,
Ruined, and I’ll need a Kleenex.
Composition has been lightly edited.