Saturday, 6 June 2009

It could be you

Adrenaline pumping through every vein,
Heart pounding but causing no pain,
Palms clenched, knuckles white,
Fingers crossed, tonight’s the night.
Ears tuned in to just one sound,
Any other noise is turned right down,
Eyes focused, completely mesmerised,
Blood pressure surging, starting to rise.


They choose the same numbers every time,
Marked off carefully on the right line,
With a chance in a million, many do play,
Hoping and praying it will go their way.
Lives could change, dreams may come true,
But many will be left feeling so blue,
The national lottery, played twice a week,
'In it to win it', wealth they do seek.

52 comments:

Mimmy said...

Stacey - First of all, you've hit the ball out of the park to clone an old American phrase. This poem is terrific. We don't play the lottery because I have a hard time justifying spending money that we most definitely need elsewhere and I'm sure that when God said work or don't eat he didn't mean pulling money out of your billfold.

Secondly - thanks for visiting my blog and giving me the advice. I'll sure be giving it a try. If you come up with anything else, let me know.

Thanks again, stay dry and God bless,

Mimmy

Deynii Devitch said...

A very entertaining read!

Patrick said...

Thanks so much for your comment, Stacey. If any of my posts are helpful to other poets, then I've done some good.

It's nice to see you writing again! Keep writing; and I see you haven't lost your touch. You must have heard the news - of the rancher from Winner. Great story. Maybe this guy will manage his winnings wisely.

The right number, when they choose it,
Most of the them promptly lose it.

: )

Casdok said...

Very clever!

Bella Nått said...

:-)
You got both brain
and creativity!
Great poem!!!

NITHIN said...

hiii

Double "D" said...

Stacey, Sorry I haven't been around much.
I just noticed this new post and am glad
that you're posting again.

You certainly know how to deliver a punch
line. Had me fooled.

Eric Valentine said...

I had to chuckle at this one Stacey, it's the same the world over. I think I might feel that way if I had all the winning numbers!! LOL

Great poem and you got it perfect for some.. :)

cyclopseven said...
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cyclopseven said...

Wonderful. Serves a great purpose in reminding us not to spend money in foolish ways. thanks for sharing, Stacey.

Mimmy said...

Thank you for your last visit to my blog. Your comment means a great deal to me and I'm sure I will read it over and over again. It is nice to know that someone does understand the therapeutic value of blogging. Hope you have a terrific weekend.

God Bless,
Mimmy

reese said...

This is very well written, I am new to this blogging thing so come and visit sometime and give some pointers

goatman said...

To spend a life hoping for a future that you didn't earn is a sad commentary on the human condition.

But a nicely-put poem about the attempt for a secure life, moneywise!!

Double "D" said...

Just stopped by to say hi.

Dimps said...

Hi Stacey,

Wonderful concept and awesome verbiage to express the same!

Regards,
Dimple
http://poemshub.blogspot.com

Escapist said...

Wistful words !





Interesting, occupying as well..


:-)

JOLLIIIEESSSS!!!!!!!!1

COUNTRY MOM said...
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Mark Elliot said...

Oh Stacey where are you? It's been two months. :)

JESs said...

cool blog. follow me at mypurpletree.blogspot.com
:)

Drop me a line on my WIMZI Instant Messanger down to the side of my page, (You don't have to have an Instant Messanger account to message me. :) I'm online most of the time.)

Margie said...

Stacey
Hope to see you back in Blogville soon.

I never play the lottery but your poem is well written about those who do.

Take care & hope you are doing well.

Margie:)

Mimmy said...

Stacey - I sure have been missing you. Please pull out the old pens and your creative spirit and send us a new view of your soul.

God Bless,
Mimmy

Bhuvan Gupta said...

That was pretty neatly written.. I loved reading it

Bhuvan
Fallen Angel

ANNA-LYS said...

Miss You

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ANNA-LYS said...

Hope everything is OK with You and Your family and that Your Yule Season is full of joy and love <3

Good Yule, Stacey!

Lauren said...

Nice rhyming. I smiled a little when I finally found out what the poem was about. :)

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Le Hornet said...

hahaha i like that, yet i have never played... p.s i left a new post swing buy and check it out. and i'll be watchin....

Amit said...

Nice read!!

Wordwand said...

wow, I can't find the words to describe this lovely poem.
a nice description of stress which preceeds an important event a decisive result.well done.

Yatish said...

Great poem!!!

Short Poems said...

Nicely written,I enjoyed it nice entertaining read!

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Sayani said...

Wonderful remarkable mesmerizing falling in short of words !!!
linking a Lottery event so well..a true poet !!!
kudos
sayani

Margie said...

Happy New Year, Stacey.
Hope all is well.

You are missed!

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