They used to say that John A. Thain
Was master of the Street’s domain.
His copy book, though, got a blotch
When, losing billions on his watch,
He didn’t recognize some onus
On taking quite a hefty bonus
Or buying for his suite ambrosian
Décor Kozlowski might have chosen.
And now, they say, you’d search in vain
For dimmer bulbs than John A. Thain.