The Lottery

There are always


on my life’s way

Gambling wagers

gambol with a heartless devil,

it’s dicey and can lead to ruin,

even becoming addictive.

Lottery odds

for example, favor the house,

the chances of winning… doubtful –

and rarely brings true good fortune.

Winning tickets

are indeed one in a million –

countless tickets make the jackpot,

yet few tickets are a “winner”.

Lesson Learned:

despite the hype, “winners” don’t seem

to be happy for very long…

mostly miserable seems more apt.

You have to be in it to win it

is a sucker’s bet –

more fitting; be in it to lose it.

Published by carlfmaulbeck

In the movie "Harvey", Elwood P Dowd, played by Jimmy Stewart, explains coping with the world this way: "Years ago my mother used to say to me, she'd say, 'In this world, Elwood, you must be' - she always called me Elwood - 'In this world, Elwood, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant.' Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. You may quote me." Well, for years I was smart, oh so very smart, I too recommend pleasant - Trust the harmony

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