Mergers and Acquisitions


Mergers and Acquisitions

Their marriage was nefarious for its machinations,
for it was less love story than it was amalgamations:
wedding of fluid assets, portfolio combining,
mid-cap stocks and pipelines, oil shares and mining.

Their merger started out with a proposal to borrow—
an essay for a loan that somehow upon the morrow
turned into a merger that wed family and family
to create a union that was more of an anomaly

than it was a love story—a joining of two powers 
that should have woven dollar signs into the wedding bowers.
Thus is a son or daughter turned into corporate pawn
as simply as a corporate schemata is redrawn.

 

Prompt words today are fluid, nefarious, borrow, amalgamate and essay.

9 thoughts on “Mergers and Acquisitions

  1. Christine Goodnough

    The old, old sorry — oops, story. 😉
    Apparently King Ferdinand topped them all. Declaring that “other nations make alliances but happy Austria makes marriages,” he engaged his daughter–if the Queen had a girl–to the Dauphin of France. So Marie Antoinette was married to Louis 16 before she took her first breath.

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