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Fourteen Million To One

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Fourteen Million To One

What if I happened to win the lottery What would I do with the money Spend it on all kinds of frivolous things Or a year long trip with my honey Eat in restaurants three times a day Choose the richest item on the menu Act like a snobbish old mucky muck And obnoxious no matter the venue They'd surely know I was 'nouveau riche' By my big mouth flamboyant air But I wouldn't care, with a bulging wallet I'd do everything with panache and flair Quite a pipe dream I'm currently having Not a chance this lovable jester Could be anything but the belle of the ball A vision of beauty in polyester Odds are about fourteen million to one So I won't be buying the beer More chance of becoming a cultural icon Like Mylie or Britney Spears © Jack Ellison 2012

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  1. Date: 10/25/2012 1:33:00 PM
    I'd pay to see Jackaroo before I'd spend anything on Mylie or Britney! I'd actually be first in line! good one;)

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 10/25/2012 4:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    There could be thousands of fans there but I would singing just for you my dear sweet Susan! Yee haw! You are sweet... big hugs, Jack
  1. Date: 10/25/2012 8:05:00 AM
    I used the lottery to blow off steam. Every time I got mad at my boss I bought a ticket... Take that you mean boss... It actually worked... For a dollar I always felt better and had something to look forward to... I won a dollar on very rare occassions... Once I won $100 when I needed it most... I bought groceries that week... Take that you mean boss... Love you Jack and Cathy...

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 10/25/2012 8:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    WHATTT!!!... YOU BOUGHT GROCERIES??? In all my years, I may have brought three tickets! Three dollars I could used to buy a Big Mac! LOL Big juicy hugs!
  1. Date: 10/25/2012 7:18:00 AM
    I like this one good humor and good flow Rick

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 10/25/2012 7:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Rick! Your positive comments are certainly appreciated! Have a good one... Jack
  1. Date: 10/25/2012 6:10:00 AM
    Too funny, Jack. Yes, it wouldn't hurt to dream, right? Love ya, Toquyen

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 10/25/2012 6:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    "A vision of beauty in polyester"... scary visual! LOL Love and big hugs, Jack
  1. Date: 10/25/2012 5:43:00 AM
    i'm right with you there, Jack.. good poem, love the sentiment...

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 10/25/2012 6:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    The old saying, "somebody's gotta win" doesn't cut it with me! Odds are, it ain't and never will be you! Thanks for dropping by, my friend!