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The Fortune Cookie

The Fortune Cookie By Rick Rucker On the way home last night, I thought that I would grab a bite, Instead of the food I usually eat, I thought that Chinese would be a treat, There were things on the net to find out about, So, I decided to get the food to take out, After a short wait, I was carrying the food, not very late, The drive was fairly short, But the aroma of food made me starve, I can report! I devoured the food in what seemed a minute, Everything in the bag, leaving nothing in it, Oh, wait, is there something more, Did I drop it on the floor? A small package, I did not see at first, In my hunger, and my thirst, I had eaten in great haste, But still wanted another taste, I was mildly disappointed to find, It was not food for the stomach, but for the mind, A fortune cookie, on the floor, A fortune cookie, nothing more, Normally, I might have thrown it away, Feeling that reading it was merely play, The reason that I hurried home, I had been reading in a tome, I had been reading about an investment that I made some time ago, Its maturation had been very slow, It’s going to be a wondrous event, After all the months that I have spent, Reading every financial note that I could find, Other than Love, nothing else occupies my mind! When this event comes to pass, I will be in a position to marry my fair lass, My finances, a disaster, My money worries, I have not been able to master! When this comes to fruition, I will no longer regret not paying tuition, To a prestigious school, I will be the World’s most lucky fool! Opening the cookie package now, I use my teeth to open it somehow, I crush the cookie, I could not wait, The message reads, “Success and wealth will be your fate.” In random fortunes, you may not put much stock, To me, this was quite a shock! If true, I will be fulfilled, My financial anxiety, will be killed! So, I pray every night, That the fellow, who did, that fortune write, That message just for me, Knowing that it would give me unbounded glee!

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  1. Date: 4/13/2011 11:48:00 AM
    I am reading such diverse poems here at PoetrySoup. Poet's hearts are bleeding poetry today. That is where the best poetry comes from. It has been my pleasure to read your poetry today Rick. Continue to write and share it and I will be back to read it. Have a wonderful day and may you find inspiration along the way. Love, Carol