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My New Years Day to-do List

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My New Years Day to-do List

It was New Years Eve and I went to bed,
With thumping and bumping in my head.
The next morning my wife gave me a list,
I asked softly, “Honey, what is this?”
She told me it was ingredients she needed,
“In God’s name for what?” I pleaded.
She said the Pork was for progress,
“That sounds tasty to me,” I confess.
For good luck and health, the Turnip greens.
“I’ll have to force those down,” it seems.
The Black Eyed Peas are for prosperity,
I snapped back, “How can that be?”
She did not know and only could say,
“It brings good luck on New Year’s Day.”

By: Greg Stanley
Entry into the  “Good Luck Meal” Contest 
Sponsored by Russell Sivey

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  1. Date: 1/12/2012 9:27:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Russell's "Good Luck Meal" contest Greg. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/11/2012 4:21:00 PM
    Very nice poem Greg...I enjoyed...and congrats on the win....Marty