They were classmates from young
With characters bordering on yin and yang
Tom excelled in his studies
Vince fooled around with his buddies.
Tom was always careful with his money
Vince was a spendthrift as his vices were many
Everyone thought success in life for Tom was a no-brainer
Vince had no second thoughts about cutting corners.
Tom left their small town for university
Vince was lured by the bright lights of a faraway city
They lost touch for almost three decades
Each going about their lives and maintaining their own facades.
They met again at a convention
A seminar for members of an international multi-level marketing corporation
Tom was a paying member
Vince was the keynote speaker.