Pigeons Flying to Financial Literacy
When Doe’s two children both wanted a bird,
she bought two sweet pigeons after she’d heard
that trained pigeon heroes had helped during world wars
by transporting messages to troops outdoors;
these troops were surrounded by many foes
who often shot at pigeons that still chose
to fly paper messages to their friends
and owners fighting for World-War amends.
Doe told her kids about Mocker’s awards
for flying fifty-three messages towards
American soldiers during World War I
and saving lives without the help of a gun.
Spike and Cher Ami were also World War I
pigeon heroes that both at diverse times won
awards for saving American fighters
by delivering news to many fighters.
Dickin Medal awards during World War II
were given to thirty-two pigeons that flew
important messages to troops to save
many lives while always being super brave.
There was soon a loft on the roof of Doe’s home,
so both of the pigeons were free to roam
to nearby places and have their safe spot
with food and water to help them sing a lot.
Doe’s children decided to name the new birds
Honey and Funny because those two words
matched their personalities that caused smiles
and laughter, due to their happy lifestyles.
Honey was always super loving and sweet
to all of the people whom she would meet;
she would often kiss people with her long beak
and ask for more food with her musical shriek.
Funny most often did very funny things;
he once did extend out too far his wings
at a farmer’s market, hit a stack of cash
and a coffee mug, which caused a market crash
and scared many people, so they ran away
because they didn’t want to lose cash that day.
Doe began to train the two pigeons brand new
by leaving treats in their loft with a great view;
she put them in cages to take them away
and trained them to fly back to their loft okay
by increasing the miles that they had to fly
for each time they flew while enjoying the sky.
Financial Dream about Shopping
One night, Doe dreamed about Honey and Funny
after she had looked at all of her money
in her purse, bureau, and banking accounts;
she dreamed about coupon and shopping discounts.
Doe’s pigeons often helped her with dreams of trips
by flying coupons to her fingertips;
in this dream, they flew around stores in a mall
and stared at posters posted on each wall.
In two stores, Honey and Funny found great sales;
each bird did talk to Doe about the details.
Funny pointed to an ad that seemed great
but with a price that most people would hate.
Doe went up to the ad and laughed at the deal
while saying to Funny, “This isn’t real
because the prices are normally too high,
so thirty percent off of the price to buy
two ugly sweaters for five thousand dollars
when they are both missing their arms and collars
makes no sense to me, even if they were worn
by famous people when the sweaters were torn.”
Honey pointed to a different ad;
the original low prices made Doe glad
to enter the store and check out the things
on sale while her birds gladly waved their wings
and trailed her around the store as she did look
at the prices, her credit cards, and check book
to figure out the best way to items buy
without making her good credit scores die.
Doe took two credit cards out of her purse
and asked, “Which card should I use to disburse
some money to pay for my items three
that I’m buying tonight for you and me?”
Funny’s beak grabbed the card that she thought was great:
the green one with the highest interest rate;
this card had the most available credit;
Funny thought it was a card like a debit
because its green looked like the green in money,
and green was the most loved color for Honey.
Doe laughed at Funny’s choice before seeing
Honey’s choice and completely agreeing
with the need for a low interest rate
to continue to make her finances great;
she tried to use the lowest interest card,
but the card was at its maximum and barred
ten times as she kept trying to make it work
while not seeing the shaking heads of the clerk
and other people waiting in the long line
with frowns as Doe kept saying, “This card’s fine.”
One other customer was already late
for a meeting and screamed, “Why must I wait
behind a person whose card doesn’t work
when I have to go to a meeting at work?”
Another customer loudly yelled at Doe:
“You should really listen to us and know
that you’re hurting other shoppers and this store;
the cashier should escort you out that door.”
Doe said, “I’m sorry. I’ll try this other one.
This green card is working fine and has just won
more money for its fast work as a bonus
for not having the other card’s slowness.”
Funny and Honey were scared of the screams,
but they had learned to work with others as teams;
the strangers’ loud screams didn’t scare them away,
and they both looked at Doe and wanted to stay.
Thunder and lightning would soon come to the sky;
now Funny and Honey both needed to fly
away from the mall toward a quieter place,
like their loft, where they could stay safe in their space.
The two birds were scared and told by Doe to fly
to their loft while staying high in the sky;
although they both wanted to stay with Doe,
she told them, “You’ll be hurt more if you don’t go.”
An economic storm came with stone for cash,
falling with thundering streaks into a crash,
which hurt many banks, markets, homes, and cars;
things soon improved, but the crash left many scars.