Shawn L. Bird

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poem-chance September 26, 2015

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 5:44 pm
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I bought my chance,

pocketed the ticket and imagined.

Studied local real estate listings

picked out the house,

Sent the note to hubby with the link:

When we win, can I buy this?

He said, I’m surprised you like that fake rock wall.

I said, At 3.5 million the rock isn’t fake.

I still hadn’t figured out which room will be my office,

where I’ll install the dozen book cases.

But when the numbers came up

some guy in Brampton

had taken my 60 million pieces of a dream.

so all my planning was for naught;

I guess for now I’ll have to be content

with what I’ve got.




Hubby approved the location, despite the rock wall.  Here’s the house that won’t be mine:  (Not very common, I must say!)


15 Responses to “poem-chance”

  1. Fingers crossed ❤️

  2. mihrank Says:

    impressive words….

  3. Babu Suresh Says:

    >> But when the numbers came up
    they weren’t mine….

    Next time. 🙂

    Have a pleasant and peaceful weekend.


  4. Lorien Says:

    Yep! My kinda house! I’ll send you good vibes for the realization of all your wildest dreams. 🙂

  5. It’ll do you, until next time, at least. 🙂

  6. michnavs Says:

    I always enjoy at how you turn any trivial issues/happenings/events/etc into a simple, short but powerful poetry..

  7. rajatnarula Says:

    Lovely. Life always offers second chances. 🙂

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