Weekly Competition #14

14 December 2018

WINNERS ANNOUNCED:
steadfast_moon and delightful_seagull

Well done to our competition winners! Steadfast_moon wrote:

Banks are protectors.
Not always loan rejecters.
And cash investors.

It was a super-impressive use of rhyme and used cleverly counted the syllables too. We loved delightful_seagull's entry too which crammed in the story of the financial crisis into just 17 syllables. Good work!

Banks risking money
People can't return their loans,
The crisis occurs...

WEEKLY COMPETITION #14

Can you write a haiku about banking? A haiku is a poem with three lines that uses a certain number of syllables. Line one uses 5 syllables, the middle line uses 7 and the final line uses five. No more, no less!

Have a go. Winners will be announced next Friday!


Writing a poem,
All about banking. Uh oh!
This will be tricky...

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  • honorable_bilberry | Portobello High School | United Kingdom 07 Dec 2018

    My banking haiku
    Banks are important
    Banks keep money protected
    They also loan it

  • tranquil_blackcurrant | Notley Green Primary School | United Kingdom 07 Dec 2018

    Banks are important
    They also loan your money
    They give you money if you need it
    and dont get funny

  • calm_crab | The Morley Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 07 Dec 2018

    My banking haniku
    Banks are important
    Banks protect your money
    Banks also loan it

  • lovely_sealion | Notley Green Primary School | United Kingdom 07 Dec 2018

    Banking is vital
    The banks help us all the time
    They keep money safe

  • lovely_sealion | Notley Green Primary School | United Kingdom 07 Dec 2018

    Banking is vital
    The banks help us all the time
    They keep money safe

  • calm_crab | The Morley Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 07 Dec 2018

    My banking haniku
    Banks are important
    Banks lend you money
    Banks protect your money

  • neat_maths | Notley Green Primary School | United Kingdom 07 Dec 2018

    Banks give you money,
    So dont get funny,
    They give you a chose,
    So keep up your voice,
    They lend you loans,
    so keep your tones.

  • honorable_currant | Graveney School | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 07 Dec 2018

    Are banks good or are they not?
    Will they soon be replaced by bots?
    Are banks important or are they not?
    Chances are, they'll soon be replaced by bots
    But
    If you want to keep your money safe,
    A bank is the place, a bank is the place.

  • Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk 07 Dec 2018

    Don't forget to read the haiku instructions and stick to the limit on the syllables!

  • helpful_wallaby | The Ruth Gorse Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 07 Dec 2018

    My banking haiku
    I am a banker
    I loan people some money
    And help people out

  • polite_independence | Millbank Academy A | United Kingdom 07 Dec 2018

    Banks are businesses
    They loan and give you money
    There is also intrest

  • genius_hummingbird | Ormiston Six Villages Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 07 Dec 2018

    They loan you money
    They also make interest
    They keep money safe

  • polite_independence | Millbank Academy A | United Kingdom 07 Dec 2018

    banks are very nice
    sometimes they are not quite nice
    but they are still nice

  • trusting_politics | Ormiston Bushfield Academy A | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 07 Dec 2018

    I went to a bank,
    To put in my hard-earned cash,
    But can I trust it?

  • shy_context | Michael Faraday Primary School | United Kingdom 07 Dec 2018

    It is quite busy,
    It is where your money's safe,
    They are the good banks.

  • unconventional_brain | Boutcher CofE Primary A | United Kingdom 07 Dec 2018

    Do you like your bank?
    Is it trustworthy enough?
    Is your money safe?

  • impartial_panda_bear | Boutcher CofE Primary A | United Kingdom 07 Dec 2018

    Bankers lend and save,
    The Bank of England has vaults,
    Banks work hard for us.
    I chose this because of the main things I think bankers, the Bank of England and bankers in general do. I think they save and lend, keep money safe, and secure the country's financial system.

  • cheerful_leaves | Michael Faraday Primary School | United Kingdom 07 Dec 2018

    Fear, Fear, Fear...

    The world is upside down
    Fear, anxiety and lots of tears
    Who made this crush?
    Who stole the cash?
    Can anybody tell me who is responsible?
    They want more money, they pollute our nature…
    They eat our bodies, they kill our future…

    Fear, Fear, Fear...

  • proactive_raspberry | St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Northfleet | United Kingdom 07 Dec 2018

    Can Banks be trusted?
    Can Money be safe with them?
    Are they Important?

  • cheerful_leaves | Michael Faraday Primary School | United Kingdom 08 Dec 2018

    My Haiku

    Employment down, output up
    Doing more with less
    Until everything is done by no one.

  • methodical_engine | Weston Favell Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 08 Dec 2018

    A haiku is a poem with three lines that uses a certain number of syllables. Line one uses 5 syllables, the middle line uses 7 and the final line uses five. No more, no less!
    can we trust them all
    will we believe the posts
    are they all true points

  • methodical_engine | Weston Favell Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 08 Dec 2018

    sorry I needed the first line on the post . here is the right one
    can we trust them all
    will we believe the posts
    are they all true points

  • super_drawing | Michael Faraday Primary School | United Kingdom 08 Dec 2018

    Banks store our cash,
    Are they safe or just they take?
    Should banks be trusted?

  • victorious_snow | Elaine Primary School | United Kingdom 08 Dec 2018

    Financial crisis
    Where have you been all this time
    is there a next plan?

  • harmonious_snail | Elaine Primary School | United Kingdom 08 Dec 2018

    Financial Crisis,
    Hugely effected some banks,
    Still recovering.

  • affable_weaver | The Ruth Gorse Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 08 Dec 2018

    Are banks even good
    They lost a lot of money
    Can they not improve?

  • victorious_snow | Elaine Primary School | United Kingdom 08 Dec 2018

    extremely busey
    But keeps things as privacy
    don't get tizzy

  • creative_sparrow | The Ruth Gorse Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 08 Dec 2018

    Financial Crisis
    bankers and lenders, sadly,
    together we fall.

  • spontaneous_mouse | Notley Green Primary School B | United Kingdom 08 Dec 2018

    Banks have money
    Who don’t get funny
    And are serious
    But don’t like the mysterious

  • entertaining_tangerine | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School B | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 08 Dec 2018

    My Haiku about banking
    A banking system,
    Do you think it is lacking

    Some tightend rules

  • quickwitted_acorn | Notley Green Primary School | United Kingdom 08 Dec 2018

    My banking haiku:
    I am a banker
    I like to give interest
    I loan you money

  • entertaining_trumpet | The Farnley Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 08 Dec 2018

    Banks keeps money safe
    You can loan money from banks
    But can you trust them?

  • congenial_theory | St Edward's Catholic Primary School | United Kingdom 09 Dec 2018

    My banking haiku
    I am a banker.
    I reiceve money and lend money.
    I help people.

  • victorious_snow | Elaine Primary School | United Kingdom 09 Dec 2018

    Extemely busy
    but keeps things as privacy
    don't get too tizzy

  • hopeful_panda_bear | Hanson Academy | United Kingdom 09 Dec 2018

    Are banks safe
    Can they be trusted
    Are they usefull

  • modest_boysenberry | Ormiston Bushfield Academy A | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 09 Dec 2018

    Banks can support you
    Or they can terribly crash
    How can we stop this?

  • content_lemon | Boutcher CofE Primary A | United Kingdom 09 Dec 2018

    Are banks a good cause?
    Is what they're doing right or wrong?
    They keep money safe
    Along with gold in their vaults
    That they keep hidden
    whether we like it or not
    Are banks a good cause?

  • noble_nectarine | Notley Green Primary School B | United Kingdom 09 Dec 2018

    My Haiku
    Banks are treasured for
    Protecting people’s money
    Which means it’s secure

  • quickwitted_engineer | Ormiston Bushfield Academy A | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 09 Dec 2018

    The world runs on banks
    they are a dependancy
    and a reliance.

  • curious_harp | Notley Green Primary School B | United Kingdom 09 Dec 2018

    people ask for cash
    and bankers they say yes,
    but lend them to much money
    and it will all end in a mess

  • witty_petal | The Ruth Gorse Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 09 Dec 2018

    Banks provide us with money .
    Banks can transport and store money.
    Banks also give us loans.

  • creative_sparrow | The Ruth Gorse Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 09 Dec 2018

    Financial Crisis
    lendees and lenders, sadly,
    together we fall.

  • considerate_grasshopper | Maritime Academy | United Kingdom 09 Dec 2018

    Banks lend you money.
    The protect your money too.
    They receive as well!

  • super_dove | Hanson Academy | United Kingdom 09 Dec 2018

    the bank of england
    Over 300 years old
    Your money we will hold

  • plucky_hurricane | Rockliffe Manor Primary School | United Kingdom 09 Dec 2018

    Banks keep money
    Banks give money
    Banks invest money

  • compassionate_avocado | Faringdon Community College | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 10 Dec 2018

    My banking Haiku:
    Make and take money
    Banks are great for storing cash
    They are part of life

  • authentic_road | Ormiston Bushfield Academy A | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 10 Dec 2018

    My Banking Haiku,
    Is your money safe?
    Are the banks protected?
    No one knows ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

  • productive_petal | Portobello High School | United Kingdom 10 Dec 2018

    My Banking Haiku,
    Much trust and safety
    Are what we all want from them
    But are they safe now?

  • productive_petal | Portobello High School | United Kingdom 10 Dec 2018

    My Banking Haiku,
    Much trust and safety
    Are what we all want from them
    But are they safe now?

  • logical_bird | Hanson Academy | United Kingdom 10 Dec 2018

    the Banks of England
    over 300 years old
    is your money safe.

  • trustful_meteor | Hanson Academy | United Kingdom 10 Dec 2018

    banks are very good sometimes they are not quite good but they are still as brilliant.

  • forceful_papaya | Bruche Primary School | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 10 Dec 2018

    banks are great
    they’re very usefull
    we use them a lot!

  • glad_deer | Bruche Primary School | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 10 Dec 2018

    My Kaiku about banking

    Banks are important
    We will care with your money
    We can trust the banks

  • creative_sparrow | The Ruth Gorse Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 10 Dec 2018

    Savers and Lenders
    interest on finances
    gives banks its status

  • opinionated_dinosaur | Bruche Primary School | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 10 Dec 2018

    Banks Save yo money Banks give money to people. They know what to do

  • constructive_king | Bruche Primary School | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 10 Dec 2018

    Banks lend you money
    Banks are super brilliant
    They are also fun

  • opinionated_dinosaur | Bruche Primary School | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 10 Dec 2018

    Banks Save yo money Banks give money to people. They know what to do

  • sensible_shrimp | Bruche Primary School | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 10 Dec 2018

    We have lots of coins
    The bank give out credit cards
    They keep it safe

  • venturous_apricot | Bruche Primary School | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 10 Dec 2018

    An ocean voyage.
    As waves break over the bow ,
    the sea welcomes me.
    Refreshing and cool,
    love is a sweet summer rain ,
    That washes the world.
    Banking is my job
    I keep all the money safe

  • warmhearted_lion | The Farnley Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 10 Dec 2018

    The greatest haiku about banks by the warmest of lions (By the way it is an actual haiku)

    Working all my life
    Can't gain anything in hand
    Time will only tell...

  • resplendent_fish | Maritime Academy | United Kingdom 10 Dec 2018

    Banks are important,
    You need the bank because it can keep your money safe and hidden away from other people.

  • good_moth | Maritime Academy | United Kingdom 10 Dec 2018

    Bank of England,
    Over 300 years old,
    But is your money really safe?

  • resplendent_fish | Maritime Academy | United Kingdom 10 Dec 2018

    Banks are important,
    They make sure you have a password to get into your account.
    (You need money to buy things).
    Money is important as it could save your life (on resources).

  • digital_brain | Maritime Academy | United Kingdom 10 Dec 2018

    Banks are super secure
    Your money,Banks will protect it
    Ever since the crisis

  • spectacular_hummingbird | The Farnley Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 10 Dec 2018

    Are your banks safe now?
    Were they ever? Have they changed?
    Can you trust them now?

  • resplendent_fish | Maritime Academy | United Kingdom 10 Dec 2018

    Banks are important,
    Banks are a life saver.
    Banks give you money.

  • steadfast_moon | Maritime Academy | United Kingdom 10 Dec 2018

    Banks are protectors.
    Not always loan rejectors.
    And cash inverstors.

  • harmonious_seahorse | Maritime Academy | United Kingdom 10 Dec 2018

    Don’t take out a loan.
    If you can’t pay back what you owe.
    Don’t make them your foe.

  • loved_cranberry | Bruntcliffe Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 10 Dec 2018

    This is our money
    We keep it in England's banks
    So please keep it safe!

    I took the stance of someone who was trusting the banking system with my money since the financial crisis.

  • shining_song | Elaine Primary School | United Kingdom 10 Dec 2018

    Everyone troubled
    Who will lose their home today?
    What else will happen?

  • digital_brain | Maritime Academy | United Kingdom 10 Dec 2018

    With banks your cash is cool,
    Trust me I’ll keep it safe,
    Banking is my job

  • genius_duck | Maritime Academy | United Kingdom 10 Dec 2018

    All banks are different in ways people get money 💰 and people give some money 💵 back to the banks

  • delightful_eagle | Elaine Primary School | United Kingdom 10 Dec 2018

    Banks save your lives,
    They prevent you to die,
    They lend you money,
    There not quite funny.

  • free_acorn | Elaine Primary School | United Kingdom 10 Dec 2018

    Bank are as strong as tanks,
    Vaults are as thick as bolts,
    And you have to steal to get a meal,
    And money makes a deal.

  • incredible_drawing | Elaine Primary School | United Kingdom 10 Dec 2018

    Banks have money to lend,
    They don`t have money to spend,
    They do not give any intention,
    To those who want the attention.

  • tranquil_dinosaur | The Farnley Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 10 Dec 2018

    we all need money,
    banks will take risks for money,
    but should we trust them?

  • interesting_crab | Elaine Primary School | United Kingdom 10 Dec 2018

    Financial crisis
    Hiding within all the banks
    Never recovering !

  • great_brain | Maritime Academy | United Kingdom 10 Dec 2018

    Banks are important,
    And so is your life.
    You need money,
    To buy food.

    The Bank of England,
    It holds your money.
    But is it safe?
    In other people’s hands?

    Your life matters,
    But don’t take it too seriously.
    Just take your time,
    Your money your use.

  • delightful_seagull | The Farnley Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 10 Dec 2018

    My haiku:
    Banks risking money
    People can't return their loans,
    The crisis occurs...

  • fearless_tree | Maritime Academy | United Kingdom 10 Dec 2018

    Are banks safe?
    Should they take the blame?
    Are we safer?

  • openminded_skill | Elaine Primary School | United Kingdom 10 Dec 2018

    Banks lends us money,
    Your money is important,
    We can trust the banks.

  • incredible_otter | Elaine Primary School | United Kingdom 10 Dec 2018

    Living my strong life
    In the glorious old days
    I drop low , banks rise

  • caring_trumpet | Ravenscroft Primary School | United Kingdom 10 Dec 2018

    Why are banks so important?

  • resplendent_fish | Maritime Academy | United Kingdom 10 Dec 2018

    Banking is important,
    why do we need loans?

    why do we need to make things dearer each day?

    why do we need different money?

  • balanced_singer | The Ruth Gorse Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 10 Dec 2018

    Your money is safe.
    It can not be safe with them.
    Do you trust the banks?

  • creative_sparrow | The Ruth Gorse Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 10 Dec 2018

    Funds go round again.
    Invest, lends and stores away
    for a rainy day.

  • honorable_conclusion | Weston Favell Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 11 Dec 2018

    Bankers are crucial,
    However, are they still trustworthy?
    Will finance shut down?

  • introspective_bilberry | Ormiston Bushfield Academy A | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 11 Dec 2018

    The Bank of England;
    Helping us; giving us loans.
    Is our money safe?

  • blissful_apricot | Morley Newlands Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 11 Dec 2018

    financial crisis
    credit cards have money inside them.
    give money to banks.

  • majestic_bat | Morley Newlands Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 11 Dec 2018

    financial crisis
    credit cards have money inside them
    give money to banks

  • blissful_apricot | Morley Newlands Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 11 Dec 2018

    Financial crisis
    Save your money in a bank
    Banks keep money safe.

  • fierce_guitar | Morley Newlands Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 11 Dec 2018

    Financial Crisis.
    Borrowing is a bad thing.
    Cash risk from the bank.

  • splendid_tree | Morley Newlands Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 11 Dec 2018

    Are banks good or bad?
    Do they keep your money safe?
    Would you take a risk?

  • magical_insect | Morley Newlands Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 11 Dec 2018

    Borrowing is bad
    Save your money in the bank
    This crisis is bad

  • majestic_bat | Morley Newlands Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 11 Dec 2018

    Financial crisis
    Saving your money is good
    Borrowing is bad

  • lucky_trumpet | Morley Newlands Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 11 Dec 2018

    Banking interest,
    Borrowing money is bad,
    Financial crisis

  • friendly_llama | Morley Newlands Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 11 Dec 2018

    Financial crisis.
    Never borrow from big banks.
    Cash risk from the bank.

  • tenacious_whale | Morley Newlands Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 11 Dec 2018

    Your money is safe
    Saving your money is good
    Borrowing is bad

  • tenacious_whale | Morley Newlands Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 11 Dec 2018

    what do you think?
    What is a good thing?
    would you take a risk?

  • exhilarated_globe | Bruche Primary School | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 11 Dec 2018

    Being a banker could be good for you
    Earning money but lending to
    You help people out
    When they’re in need
    And plug in help as they have it on a leed

  • introspective_bilberry | Ormiston Bushfield Academy A | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 11 Dec 2018

    Bankers lend and save,
    They help us out; giving loans.
    But can we trust them?

  • committed_singer | Bruche Primary School | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 11 Dec 2018

    Bank give you loans and
    We give them coins in return
    They are full of gold.

  • appreciative_shark | Bruche Primary School | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 11 Dec 2018

    The Bank of England
    Is run by the government
    It is protected.

  • trusting_octopus | Bruche Primary School | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 11 Dec 2018

    Open minded banks
    The banks are losing money
    Please help them keep it

  • accurate_engine | Bruche Primary School | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 11 Dec 2018

    Sceptic banks are safe
    Bankers need to be aware
    Keep your money safe

  • mindful_anteater | Bruche Primary School | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 11 Dec 2018

    Bankers can take risks
    This can lead to big problems
    By losing money.

  • courteous_artic_fox | Bruche Primary School | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 11 Dec 2018

    Banks are amazing
    They help us all year around
    We should be thankful

  • brave_blackberry | Bruche Primary School | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 11 Dec 2018

    Bankers lend money,
    Protect and save with interest,
    But can take big risks.

  • sensitive_economics | St Edward's Catholic Primary School | United Kingdom 11 Dec 2018

    Don't always trust banks
    Make sure you can pay your loans
    Can you pay it back ?

  • easygoing_mulberry | St Edward's Catholic Primary School | United Kingdom 11 Dec 2018

    Banks give you money
    Do you always trust the banks?
    They can be risky!

  • congenial_theory | St Edward's Catholic Primary School | United Kingdom 11 Dec 2018

    I am a banker
    I reiceve money and lend
    How can I help you?

  • chatty_temperature | St Edward's Catholic Primary School | United Kingdom 11 Dec 2018

    Banks keep money safe
    But do not always trust them
    Or can they really?

  • chatty_expression | St Edward's Catholic Primary School | United Kingdom 11 Dec 2018

    Don't keep TRUSTING banks,
    Keep your money safe from people,
    Do not take any risks!

  • nice_journalist | St Edward's Catholic Primary School | United Kingdom 11 Dec 2018

    They keep money safe,
    Not in a physical way,
    Keep your money safe!

  • grateful_sheep | St Edward's Catholic Primary School | United Kingdom 11 Dec 2018

    Will they be your friend?
    Do they keep it stored safely?
    Are they always there?

  • protective_maths | St Edward's Catholic Primary School | United Kingdom 11 Dec 2018

    Banks: store your money
    Loans, credit, mortgage et al

    Huge salaries too!!!

  • thoughtful_raisin | Upton Cross Primary School | United Kingdom 11 Dec 2018

    Hers my poem



    Banks are trusty
    Maybe sometimes worthy
    They help you with money 💴

  • steadfast_moon | Maritime Academy | United Kingdom 11 Dec 2018

    My Banking Haiku
    Are banks truly safe...
    Where our precious money's placed?

    Is it all a waste?

  • tidy_mouse | Upton Cross Primary School | United Kingdom 11 Dec 2018

    Banks make risk
    so we have a better mix of money njWe
    Hbut we have to pay it back 😇

  • powerful_robin | Ormiston Park Academy | United Kingdom 11 Dec 2018

    My banking haiku:
    Banks are protective,
    They give out many loans,
    They help everyone.

  • beloved_chocolate | Graveney School | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 11 Dec 2018

    Banks: lend, loan, save, store
    They can make you or break you
    Will you take the risk?

  • energetic_conversation | St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Northfleet | United Kingdom 11 Dec 2018

    I took a few risks
    Then a Financial Crisis
    Now not a banker

  • creative_sparrow | The Ruth Gorse Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 11 Dec 2018

    Funds go up and down.
    The Bank of loans and savers,
    helps cash go your way.

  • fantastic_grape | Upton Cross Primary School | United Kingdom 11 Dec 2018

    All banks lend money
    but could you ever trust them
    hopefully you can

  • adventurous_painting | Ravenscroft Primary School | United Kingdom 11 Dec 2018

    When the highest economy falls,
    The others go down too - in pain,
    That will start a financial crisis - again!

  • adventurous_painting | Ravenscroft Primary School | United Kingdom 11 Dec 2018

    This is the second comment since I did not read the introduction properly.

    Strict bank rules can help:
    Saves people once in a while,
    Or just makes you smile!

  • wonderful_argument | Beverley St Nicholas Primary School A | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 11 Dec 2018

    I’m a banker
    Can you trust a banker
    Clearly not
    Finacial crisis happens
    Bankers are responsible!

  • steadfast_moon | Maritime Academy | United Kingdom 11 Dec 2018

    They store my money.
    In my own saving's account.
    They store your money.
    In a savings account.
    Is it worth the risk?

  • communicative_bird | Ravenscroft Primary School | United Kingdom 11 Dec 2018

    Let's make a difference
    Learn from our naive mistakes
    Improve and be bright

  • neat_kiwifruit | British Council School, Madrid | Spain 11 Dec 2018

    Banks help us all out
    They lend money to spend
    they make sure money is safe
    even though they do all that,
    Can we trust all banks?

  • fantastic_duck | Faringdon Community College | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 12 Dec 2018

    Banks seem ideal,
    the theory is good for all,
    theories aren't real.

    I wrote this poem because, in theory, banks are brilliant, they seem good for all, with mortgages and loans and saving and all that, in theory they seem amazing. But my point is, theory isn't reality, banks make mistakes, often due to the risks they take, the financial crisis being an example of this, and so often banks often aren't good in reality, often they are bad and that often there are lots of hidden disadvantages to banks like interests on loans etc. Basically my poem means, in theory, banks seem brilliant and help everyone but in reality this theory is not true, it is not real, the 'perfect' bank does not exist, there are always risks and disadvantages.

  • genius_hummingbird | Ormiston Six Villages Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 12 Dec 2018

    banks had some problems,
    they went out of business but
    they came back again

    I wrote this because people were focusing on the good and not the bad.

  • calm_effort | Ormiston Six Villages Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 12 Dec 2018

    People give money,
    banking people lost money,
    they all lost their jobs

  • zestful_moose | Ormiston Six Villages Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 12 Dec 2018

    my bank haiku
    banks do my head in
    they can't be trusted at all
    we loose our money

  • productive_explanation | Ormiston Six Villages Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 12 Dec 2018

    Banks keep money safe
    Banks took some very big risks
    People lost their jobs

  • splendid_spring | Ormiston Six Villages Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 12 Dec 2018

    Banks keep money safe
    They also give you a loan
    Banks are useful things

  • outstanding_orca | Weston Favell Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 12 Dec 2018

    Banking is vital
    Without it nothing happens
    But it is tricky

  • bright_tornado | Graveney School | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 12 Dec 2018

    Banks make poverty
    Charities stop poverty
    money matter yay

  • steadfast_moon | Maritime Academy | United Kingdom 12 Dec 2018

    I work in a bank.
    To loan and lend people cash.
    But can they pay back?

  • shy_thought | The Morley Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 12 Dec 2018

    Banks are dangerous
    they offer us a profit
    you could be bankrupt

  • calm_crab | The Morley Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 12 Dec 2018

    Banks are important
    for protecting your money
    to make a profit

  • enthusiastic_ocean | The Morley Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 12 Dec 2018

    Banks are important
    Banks give you lots of money
    Banks loan you money

  • eloquent_cricket | The Morley Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 12 Dec 2018

    My banking haiku
    hard, negative, and risky
    my baking haiku

  • intellectual_anteater | The Morley Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 12 Dec 2018

    Banks can save you money
    you can borrow money too
    enjoy; be careful

  • strong_song | Graveney School | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 12 Dec 2018

    I went to the bank
    Asked why my money had gone
    It simply was lost!

    I wrote this poem because I realised how easy it was for people to lose there money as a result of the financial crisis. In fact, most people lost £3,000 on average. This is a large amount and is a monthly salary for some people. Can you imagine losing all that money when you could feed your family or provide other resources for your kin?

  • kind_forest | Graveney School | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 12 Dec 2018

    The Bankers Take Risks
    The People Lose Jobs
    The Crisis Will Never Stop

  • noble_nectarine | Notley Green Primary School B | United Kingdom 12 Dec 2018

    The crisis had struck,
    The world concealed in worry,
    The bank had shut down.

    Meaning:
    Banks during the financial crisis encountered terrible hardship. Many working there had quit and not many were willing to work at banks. This is because they were on the verge of shutting down altogether, like many more in the UK. Everyone was taking money out of banks because it is not safe there so the banks lost more and more. When it came in 2007, everyone panicked and government were handing immense amounts to banks, despite the bank being close to shutting down. Many people who were losing money rapidly could not pay bills or for food.

  • polite_independence | Millbank Academy A | United Kingdom 12 Dec 2018

    i am a banker
    we love taking lots of risk
    we made the crisis

  • introspective_bilberry | Ormiston Bushfield Academy A | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 13 Dec 2018

    Banks keep money safe;
    They lend loans... yet made a crisis.
    So can we trust banks?

  • sympathetic_music | Richmond Hill Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 13 Dec 2018

    banks lent money to you
    and they keep it safe for you
    it helps save up something important

  • tidy_turtle | Richmond Hill Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 13 Dec 2018

    The bankers keep your money safe you . It helps you get the money that you want so you can buy what every you like but should we trust banks.

  • busy_starfish | Richmond Hill Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 13 Dec 2018

    Banking can be dangerous
    Banks can take your money
    But some banks don't

  • tidy_turtle | Richmond Hill Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 13 Dec 2018

    i did a mistake the first line should say the bankers keep your money safe for you

  • outstanding_passionfruit | Richmond Hill Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 13 Dec 2018

    my banking haku
    banks keep your money
    they let you loan money

  • stellar_context | Richmond Hill Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 13 Dec 2018

    banks keep money safe.
    banks take a lot risks and take money. why trust them

  • inventive_revolution | Richmond Hill Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 13 Dec 2018

    Banks keep money
    some people waste it
    Is it ok?

  • amazing_wombat | Richmond Hill Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 13 Dec 2018

    I am a banker
    i give people money
    I keep my money

  • loving_cookie | Richmond Hill Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 13 Dec 2018

    banks are so useful,
    banks are so complicated,
    banks keep money safe

  • focused_orca | Richmond Hill Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 13 Dec 2018

    banks are so useful
    i store my money in banks
    banks lend you money

  • kind_hurricane | Richmond Hill Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 13 Dec 2018

    banks keep your money safe
    sometimes they cant be trusted
    realy are they safe

  • outstanding_wolf | Richmond Hill Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 13 Dec 2018

    Banks are amazing,
    they lend you money(keep safe),
    now have you learn 't.

  • loving_cookie | Richmond Hill Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 13 Dec 2018

    banks give you a loan,
    what would we do without banks,
    money is stored there

  • busy_starfish | Richmond Hill Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 13 Dec 2018

    Profits through knowledge:
    Hire strong branch managers or
    Invest small fortunes?

  • tidy_turtle | Richmond Hill Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 13 Dec 2018

    what do you think sympathetic _ music

  • stellar_context | Richmond Hill Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 13 Dec 2018

    taking lots of risks means that people will start to lose their jobs and if people lose their jobs the banks will lose money and we will be homeless and have no money to buy food and water

  • balanced_artist | Richmond Hill Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 13 Dec 2018

    My bank hiku
    bank lend you money,
    we put trust and faith in banks,
    we need banks in life

  • unassuming_mango | Rockliffe Manor Primary School | United Kingdom 13 Dec 2018

    Financial crisis
    Losing money globally
    will this ever stop?

  • tranquil_quince | Rockliffe Manor Primary School | United Kingdom 13 Dec 2018

    I went to the bank
    to give in my earned money
    will my cash be safe?

  • outgoing_pineapple | Ormiston Park Academy | United Kingdom 13 Dec 2018

    the banks lost money
    so the country was so poor
    this is a crisis

  • energetic_moose | Oasis Academy Don Valley | United Kingdom 13 Dec 2018

    Money Money Money
    Important Useful Necessary
    Money Money Money
    Wealthy Middle Poverty
    Money Money Money
    Save Give Spend
    Money Money Borrow
    Lend Money Money
    Foe Friend Money
    Money Master Slave
    Money Money Satisfied Crave
    Money Money Laugh Cry
    Money Money Live Die
    Money Money Sick Well
    Money Money Heaven Jell


    My Poem Money.<3

  • hopeful_saxophone | The Ruth Gorse Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 13 Dec 2018

    The bank lost money
    So the country was so poor
    This is crisis

  • tidy_turtle | Richmond Hill Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 13 Dec 2018

    What do you think sympathetic music?

  • easygoing_banana | Michael Faraday Primary School | United Kingdom 13 Dec 2018

    Money kept in banks
    But is it safe in the banks
    That is the question

  • perceptive_avocado | Noel Park Primary School | United Kingdom 13 Dec 2018

    The bank keeps money
    It lends you some when needed
    And gives useful loans.

  • busy_song | Michael Faraday Primary School | United Kingdom 13 Dec 2018

    I’m a business man,
    I take money from the bank,
    It changes my world.

    I believe it is a Positive Mental Attitude (PMA) for anyone who wants to work hard using the bank's resources to become a successful business-person, which helps the society and the whole nation overall.

    ‘’Positive mental attitude (PMA) is a concept first introduced in 1937 by Napoleon Hill in the book ‘Think and Grow Rich’. The book discusses about the importance of positive thinking as a contributing factor of success.’’

    If business-people are optimistic, their businesses can achieve a lot with the help of the bank.

  • powerful_robin | Ormiston Park Academy | United Kingdom 14 Dec 2018

    Some banks had suffered,
    Due to the big recession,
    People were distraught.

  • powerful_robin | Ormiston Park Academy | United Kingdom 14 Dec 2018

    Banks are great but,
    Will they make the same mistake?,
    Will people be hurt again?