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
Author: Don Iannone, D.Div.
Photographer, poet, teacher, complementary medicine provider, interfaith minister, and former economic developer. Holds a Doctorate in Divinity, Master of Divinity, Master of Mind-Body Medicine, and Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology. Clinical certifications in Reiki, guided meditation, life purpose coaching, and spiritual counseling. Author of 12 books, including two new books in the contemporary spirituality field. Learn more here.
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12 thoughts on “1 in 13,983,816”
Floots: Thanks. How funny. I married for love; which is priceless.
please send me the address of the millionaire you didn’t marry 🙂
Kai: Thanks. Hope you are well.
Rob: Thanks. It’s all imagination. Imagine that. Hope you are well.
Polona: Thanks. I will be willing to wager a small sum I could figure out how to use the money right. If only…
Aurora: Thanks. How funny! I cried last night too. 🙂
Dan: Thanks. You are so right!
I admire the way you can write a poem about almost any subject.
ah, the instant luck, eh?
and all that much money usually brings is trouble, not happiness…
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.
and it coulda been you…
But look what you won, nonetheless.