Tired from work I wanted to sleep
Been a long day – meetings and signing checks
Cold and eerie, where’s my duvet?
Up in a closet folded neatly.
Thug Thug Thug suddenly drowning in tears
Anybody care to notice?
Looked around, there’s no one.
Except a shadow of a man.
Real Estate Business at stake
A corporation I can no longer keep
Disordered with all Liabilities
Loans, Bonds…. Oh No, the company is in bad debts
Debauchery enveloped the mind
Expenses of some kind
Salaries, Utilities, Supplies, Insurance
How then can my people survive?
Assets all exhausted.
No more cash and equivalents.
Financial statements read red
Can someone offer help?
Scared but has to try
Knocking at door’s friend for a bullion or in-kind
Embarrassing, I know
A CEO begging for dough
Lamenting in verses, couldn’t take
Weeping hard as I hit the letters
I am sorry investors, creditors, suppliers
Bankruptcy, today I declare.
Now, what to do, send this letter-to-all for info?
Or keep in an email draft to buy time or two
High heavens I’m begging you
Either Liquidity or Solvency will do.
Dag, dag, dag, I awoke
Called the office and speak to the CFO
“Steph, is the company balance and up?”
“Joe, relax! Everything is up and about.”
Editor’s Note: Cebu Landmasters Inc sent us for a 2-day training in Basic Accounting Workshop for Non-Accountants. Earlier, we were given a task to write a literary piece using accounting terms. We were given only 20 minutes to finish the activity. Above prose was my entry.