Poems of the Week

Forever in Greenbacks

by Stephen Gold

“Neil Diamond seals gem of a deal for song rights”
The Times

(To the tune of “I’m a Believer“)

As a boy, great music was the holy grail.
Fortune didn’t matter much to me.
Now I’ve gotten older,
I need more than thanks.
All the best notes, baby, are in banks.
Have you seen this check?
I couldn’t believe it!
There’s not a speck
Of doubt in my mind.
Gotta say: Hey! I’m an achiever
(Got more than Bob I think you’ll find….).