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Roll, run, spin and stop!
Life is a crazy bump
I roll the dice I get a two
I look down and say, this is poor
two steps forward, three steps back
I jump to a pool I land in a pit
What the hell! I yell like a bell
Please God give me some luck!
Then here it is I get a hundred bucks!
I look at them full with greed
I beg, I need more please!

Next day comes up and there you go
I get more money and to me they flow
I reach top ten
richest men
But I can't stop from wanting more!
I build a 6 six stars hotel, 
I need more gold!

I get married to this fairy
I tell my friend, his name is Larry
This is it, this is my time!
He looks at me, all come and all will fly
I look at him as if he was crazy 
And out the door straight to my home

I pass by a barefooted guy
I look at him and see myself
Ten years back when time was old
He gave me a gun and pressed the trigger
And all his world turned into black
The police came and I felt safe
I looked at the gun and laughed in shock
I saw my world saying good-bye!

Now here I am behind the bars
I hereby am sentenced to spend
another more decade in the dark
with no money with no pride
My so-called wife took a flight
and landed somewhere in the night!
With all my money with all my luck
I now sit and keep on saying
Roll, run, spin and stop!
Life is a Monopoly

 - Written by, Sami Helbaoui
 - Contest, Monopoly The Game of Life

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  1. Date: 6/3/2011 2:36:00 PM
    Congrats Sami on your HM in the monopoly contest with this wonderful write luv.. enjoy..

  1. Date: 6/3/2011 11:49:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved win in Judy's "Monopoly" contest Sami. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/3/2011 11:15:00 AM
    Many congrats Sami on clinching well deserved HM in Judy's contest. Luv & best wishes - Hitendra Mehta

  1. Date: 6/3/2011 9:14:00 AM
    My congratulations on the win in the contest of judy, Sami

  1. Date: 6/3/2011 8:39:00 AM
    Thank you for entering my contest

  1. Date: 5/18/2011 11:50:00 AM
    I am spending my morning reading wonderful poetry and enjoying it so much. I am so impressed with the poems I have read so far this morning. I am happy yours was among them. I wish you the best in your writing endeavors always Sami. Love, Carol