I came home from work one night,
to find my soulmate dead,
but didn’t try to kill myself,
recalling wise words she once said.
The next weeks I worked without end,
and demonstrated such devotion,
that corporate took notice of me,
and I was given a promotion.
I invested my new funds in stocks,
and did so with such care,
that soon I saw a major profit.
I became a millionaire.
Soon after I ran for Senator,
and must have done well, I guess,
because by the end of my third term,
they built a statue for my finesse.
Then I went home and hung myself,
recalling what my soulmate said,
as I died, I uttered those wise words,
“Quit while you’re ahead.”
Written by Travis Northup