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No, Monopoly isn't too speedy
And the deals you make often are seedy.
Common sense then, forbids
Me to teach to my kids,
But I did, and it made their dad greedy.

Now, my daughters are sweet little dears,
They're eleven and nine (in earth years).
So we sat down on stools
And I taught them the rules,
An hour later, someone was in tears.

I was mean and I pushed and I bossed,
Played to win, didn't care what it cost.
But my kids are too smart.
Despite daddy's black heart,
The next thing I new, I had lost.

So a word to the wise from a guy
Who's afternoon plans went awry:
If you can't stand to lose
To your kids, then don't chose
Monopoly, they'll see you cry!

For "Monopoly the Game of Life" contest
by Jason Talbott

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  1. Date: 6/3/2011 7:13:00 PM
    Great story Jason and I liked it so well I would have placed it much higher. Congratulations. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 6/3/2011 2:33:00 PM
    Congrats Jason on your HM in the monopoly conterst with this excellent entry luv.. enjoy..

  1. Date: 6/3/2011 11:47:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved win in Judy's "Monopoly" contest Jason. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/3/2011 11:12:00 AM
    Many congrats Jason on clinching well deserved HM in Judy's contest. Luv & best wishes - Hitendra Mehta

  1. Date: 6/3/2011 9:04:00 AM
    My congratulations on the win in the contest of judy, Jason

  1. Date: 6/3/2011 8:36:00 AM
    Thank you for entering my contest