I failed to make the ask

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Published May 28, 2018

A Poem: I Failed to Make the Ask

A tired and haggard fundraiser
Met the Devil at Hell’s gate.
“What have you done,” asked Satan,
“To earn this terrible fate?”

“I don’t know,” the fundraiser said,
“I never shirked a task.
I called on every prospect . . . but
I guess I failed to make the ask.”

The Devil showed no mercy,
With disgust he rang the bell.
“I condemn you to an eternity,” he said
“In the fires of the deepest hell.”