1 in 13,983,816

Free Verse Poetry, Humorous Poems

$330 million
Last night’s Mega Million lottery prize
Not much to Bill Gates
To most people, a whole lot of money

Like Grandma’s apple pie
four winners, four equal pieces
I’m not one of them, though
I bought 50 tickets, hoping
God would smile upon me
sharing His abundance

1 in 13,983,816, the odds of winning
Only God navigates those betting waters
Odds of marrying a millionaire: 1 in 215
Sounds like a better bet
I didn’t do that either

12 thoughts on “1 in 13,983,816

  1. This reminds me of an elderly neighbour we used to have, who assumed she’d win the lottery simply because she bought a ticket. I couldn’t speak her language, and I was only 14, but I tried to explain to her why she probably would never win. She was convinced the store owner or someone else was cheating her out of her dues. I remember when she finally understood, she sobbed and sobbed like a baby.

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