I've been told that if you want to get rich, well, these are the ways to do it. --- Disclaimer: I've never tried either.

Over yonder wanders

The vagabond Saunders

Seeking his fame and fortune.

He's not asking for much,

Just a tad and a touch

And a little bit more than his portion.


But as I would say,

"That is not the way

For fortune, to have and to hold.

To have your druthers

And the kindness of others

Will not fill your pot with gold."


You must work at a wage

From a legal age,

Saving one-fourth from the start.

Drinking is out!

And drugs, no doubt,

Would tare your future apart.


It is the simplest of plans

And it works for its fans,

Even for some in the ghetto.

But there's another way

For the few that can say,

"Oh my God, I hit the Lotto!"



 JE Falcon


Submitted: February 25, 2019

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Jeff Bezaire

Smart saving or chancy spending - one's obviously smarter than the other, but the other offers greater rewards. Of course, by the time you actually win the lotto, you might just be breaking even on the number of tickets bought.
A fun poem, JEF!

Mon, February 25th, 2019 8:11pm


A not so famous professional gambler once said, "I Talley-ed it all up after many years and I found that the only profit I made with gambling was the money I borrowed to make a bet and never paid back.

Tue, February 26th, 2019 10:05am


Oh, I just love this. I haven't bought a ticket in years, never won a cent when I did, but the dream was always there! Nice one, JE.

Mon, February 25th, 2019 8:58pm


Thanks, it was a fun one to find an ending to.

Tue, February 26th, 2019 10:01am

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