Looking for the Payoff

He’s a risk taker
Rides his bike dare-devil style
Laughs in danger’s face
He lives on the edge
Makes his living with music
Lives life as a song
Has totaled three cars
And has walked away unhurt
Thanks his lucky stars
Likes video games
Takes on villains, tries to fly
Counts on respawning
Invests in Bit-coin for fun
Gets a lucky break again

It was about 6 years ago that I first heard about crypto-currency. Seems Son#2 had invested in Bit-coin. Now, I’m not a risk taker. When he told me about this purchase, I was skeptical and had this nagging feeling that he had been scammed. Well, come to find out he made a wise investment. He soon traded his Bit coin for Doge-coin (one Bit-coin for 1.4 MILLION Doge coin). Then as the price of the Doge-coin mounted, he decided to sell a small portion of his Doge-coin fortune. He received enough money to pay off his portion of the house he bought with his brother. He paid off his car. He paid off the remainder of the new viola. And he will put aside money he will owe in capital gains. This makes me breathe a little easier as he has a monetary cushion as he settles into his new place and eases into his new job in a new city. His father thinks he needs to diversify his investments into safer vehicles instead of the volatile crypto-currency market. Me, I’m just glad his investment has paid off.

The above poem is a Haiku Sonnet. It is 4 haiku verses with a closing couplet of either 7 or 5 syllables per line. This results in the standard sonnet length of 14 lines but unlike the traditional sonnet, there is no rhyme because, well, haiku!

70 thoughts on “Looking for the Payoff

    1. Thanks tons David! I am always on the lookout for a new form or to explore an older one that I’ve never done. I guess it is the teacher in me that has the need to explain what I’m doing… Sort of passive learning for those who care to give it a try!

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    1. Thanks Punam! Son#2 is more than smart – he’s lucky too! As for reading my blog, both sons have the site address and could read at any time but I’ve never pushed them to do so. Perhaps some day they will have a moment of quiet and check it out…

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  1. I’m glad he understands that market. I don’t even understand how to invest or for that matter disburse the funds left to us. Thin ice to me.

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  2. Suspected you were describing your son when reading the haiku sonnet. Sounds like he’s doing quite well financially! Must be such a relief as a parent!

    I should learn how to invest… 🤔

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    1. Yes, that is who I was describing… I’m very satisfied with his life choices and investment acumen! You can learn to invest but the safest way is to save through an investment company like Vanguard or Fidelity or a company like T. Rowe Price or a pension plan like TIAA/CREF… that way they do all the stuff and you just have to provide the money to invest…

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  3. good for him but those crashes would concern me … if he thinks he’s invincible it will take serious injury to wake him up 😦 Meanwhile the financial security is a real bonus, maybe he can help his brother 🙂

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    1. Hehe! I was reaching back to his youthful days when he and his friend tried to jump their bikes off a home-made ramp – I think they were 10 yrs old. As for the car crashes – I’m proud to say only one of them was his fault – he swerved to avoid hitting a dog and ended up hitting a sign. Since the car was only worth ~$500 the busted headlight, cracked bumper and dented hood resulted in the car being totaled. Now his big risk is playing video games and investing in Doge-coin! His brother carried him for a long time when he was a “starving” musician. I’m sure he will help if he is ever asked but son#1 is pretty self sufficient…

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          1. nobody has yet written the ultimate “parenting” manuel, maybe you could? I honestly believe if you give them a solid healthy foundation they can work the rest out for themselves 🙂

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            1. Thanks for the vote of confidence! But a parenting manual is not going to happen. I am “the oracle” for the boys – they will bounce ideas off me or ask for advice… until they ask I’m not going to tell them my opinion. Though to be honest they usually already know what I’ll say but sometimes they just want to hear it! hehehe!

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  4. Wonderful poem. I like your son — he sounds like he would be fun to know. I realized I was old when I didn’t even want to know what crypto currency is. I have enough trouble with currency.

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    1. Thanks for the compliment! Both my sons are good people (at least in my opinion). I enjoy spending time with them! The crypto-currency makes me nervous but if they want to take that risk, well they are adults!

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  5. fascinating poetry style.
    I’m glad son #2 was successful with his crypto business. It’s interesting how technology can be such a financial benefit when it’s in the right hands. (haven’t a clue what this is)

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    1. Thanks Carrie! The haiku sonnet was fun. As for the crypto stuff, I had to read a book on it and I’m still not really sure that I understand so don’t feel clueless!

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  6. Lovely poem with so much life. I must confess ignorance about crypto investments as well. Tried and true firms such as Fidelity do a good job as long as you fix the level of comfort. I always wanted happiness for my 3. It seems they have achieved that and that me happy as well. So glad to find my way back to your blog. Just love reading it. You recharge my batteries. 😉

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  8. It sounds like he has done his homework. With any investment, there is a risk of loss, as other people sometimes LIVE off their own investments-and like to cash out, once a week or so, thus causing the investment vehicle to temporarily fall in value.

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    1. I’m glad he invested wisely and made a profit, now he is sitting on his cash and looking to invest in another home… instead of renting. I’m hopeful that the housing market settles down and the prices drop on the homes. Currently son#1 is living in his house that was bought for $48K but the listing price with the renovations would be $91K. He’d sell but there are no comparable homes for sale in his price range!

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        1. He has no intentions of selling! Son#2 is itching to buy but the cost is keeping him from making any moves but eventually he will. He has only been in his apartment for a month and he is not in love with apartment life….

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