(a sonnet)

You were the business for the net
Point and click, gift's away!
Stock sure to soar, we'd be set
On or before, St. Val'tns Day!

One li'l hitch remained at hand,
A minor issue, no doubt, we thought
We simply needed a margin expand
To justify the price we bought.

St. Val'tns Day came and gone,
Next Easter, then  Mother's too.
The promised benefits were a con,
Management was full of hoo-hoo.

Sadly we sold our shares at a loss.
Next margin expander idea, we should just toss!