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The Saga of the Lonely Cactus: "Lucky Cactus" Fifth Part

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The Saga of the Lonely Cactus: "Lucky Cactus" Fifth Part

The Saga of the Lonely Cactus: “Lucky Cactus” Fifth Part

By Miriam McCue

The lucky Cactus is not just one only.
He is no longer sad and lonely.
Now he sits and sweats,
In the desert taking bets.

He works in a Casino they built there,
(Though it blocks him from the air).
Instead of New York’s noisy fights,
His eyes are lit up by neon lights.

Some think the desert is becoming a dump,
‘Cause of the Casino built there by Donald Trump,
But here the cactus stays and does not ramble.
He takes advantage of those who gamble.

He’s wheeling, and dealing, and holding tight,
All though the day and into the night.
So let us give the cactus his due,
When his four Queens beat our lowly two.

Here the cactus has adjusted quite well,
In what preachers may call “the gambling hell”.
At least here the sand does abound,
And other cacti are around.

All are learning to play the game,
And raking in cash, all the same.
So Good Bye to the Big Apple,
Rain and snow.
Hello to the nights of neon glow.


THE END of the Saga of the Lonely Cactus. 
( We love a happy ending!)

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  1. Date: 4/18/2010 12:39:00 PM
    Great Write Miriam...Quite the Cactus! Best, Jeralynn

  1. Date: 1/19/2010 5:09:00 PM
    yes indeed Miriam, you have that rhyme pattern down very well! I am impressed. And yes we enjoy happy endings. thank you for sharing ytour story of the Lonely Cactus with the literary world! God bless you my friend.-Robert

  1. Date: 1/14/2010 10:21:00 PM
    thats a good rhyme miriam just keep it up