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Lottery Blues

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Lottery Blues

lottery fever is hitting the land
I’m sure it’s hitting sailors at sea too
let’s face it life’s no Fantasy Island
when it comes to lottery have no clue

yet I see and hear about the winners
just like the track and casino they’ll play
churches have their bingo we’re not sinners
if wife or I win we’re at Tampa Bay

at times my wife really wants to win big
and it affects me when she’s feeling hurt
I know she would love to own a big rig
one thing for sure I know I won’t lose shirt

if you’re a player I wish you good luck
my luck’s been costing me more than a buck




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  1. Date: 2/5/2013 12:19:00 AM

    I understand your feelings. Well- written poem.

    Heemstra Avatar Robert Heemstra Date: 2/5/2013 1:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Vesna.
  1. Date: 2/3/2013 6:57:00 AM

    Robert, oh the joys and agony of gambling, some just love it, but for myself, I work just too hard for my money to throw it away, great poem on gambling and "dreaming" Constance

    Heemstra Avatar Robert Heemstra Date: 2/3/2013 11:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Constance. You're so right "joys and agony" and this being Super Bowl Sunday there'll be plenty of that today.