The Power Ball Millions


Gambling would give him a fit,

The Power Ball Millions, (c)

he almost walked right by it,

he took his place in line,

hell, the gambling counselor wouldn’t mind,

it he’d win, he’d know exactly what to do,

he might give his counselor a million or two,

it was his counselor who stood by him,

while his family turned their backs,

those were the simple facts,

his thoughts scuffled,

as the lottery line slowly shuffled,

his eyes would beam,

as the millions streamed,

and he would slowly dream,

the money would take him away

from all the stares,

all the glares,

the whispers, and the looks,

the truths, which were hidden in lies,

and all those accusing eyes,

and the eyes bent on contempt,

that was directed toward him,

they told him gambling was a sin,

but he knew he was no sinner,

and as a big winner,

he would walk into his boss’s office,

making sure he’s heard,

throwing his resignation letter on his desk,

without a word,

turn and walk out the door,

and his co-workers’ chins would all hit the floor,

it was every man’s fantasy,

so why not his?

All the thoughts of winning big would grow,

as the lottery line moved slow,

and it was twenty minutes before

he got to play his numbers,

it took awhile,

and the girl at the counter would smile,

and she would softly say,

good luck, and have a nice day,

as the greed in his mind would shout,

yes, Mr. Lottery Director,

I’ll take the full cash payout,

you see,

there will be no installments for me.


© 2011 Frank Atanacio

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Comments 19 comments

ruffridyer 5 years ago from Dayton, ohio

Not as dark as much of your work. I dream of winning the lottery but I don't ever expect to.


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Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

Your poetry craft is very nice. This is amusing but also beautiful.


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writer20 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

If you live here in las Vegas you maybe get more of chance at winning. Last February I won $400 on a slot machine to my amazment


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cowtowngirl77 5 years ago

Winning the lottery is a dream of mine. I know it will never happen, but I keep trying.


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Rachelle Williams 5 years ago from Tempe, AZ

Very nice. I will let you know how it feels when I win the lottery...


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Terishere 5 years ago

I would love to hit the lottery! But first, I have to play it lol

Liked your poem...many people can relate :)

Terri


september girl 5 years ago

Ah...to win big! Don't we all wish we could? Loved your poem. It was well-written! : )


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Xenonlit 5 years ago

Well done! Like Rachelle, I will let you know when I win...after a few weeks, of course.


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PhoenixV 5 years ago from USA

Really great poem. Its has a great rhythm.


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PADDYBOY60 5 years ago from Centreville Michigan

Great poem. I can relate. I have been trying for years. Probably a pipe dream, but why not be a dreamer?


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Billrrrr 5 years ago from Cape Cod

This is GRADE "A" Frank. Really good.

I almost never gamble because of fear of getting hooked. It's pretty easy to stay away from lotteries and casinos. But, two or three times a year I make a pilgrimage to a dog track because watching the greyhound races is good fun. I only bet two bucks a shot and quit if the losses exceed $30.00


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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton Author

Thanks ruffryder and Vin for reading my Power ball


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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton Author

thank you too Writer20, Cowtowngirl, Rachael Williams and terishire for checking out my Power Ball :)


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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton Author

and thank you September girl, Xeon, Phoniex, and Paddyboy.. thanks for stopping by :)


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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton Author

Thanks for stopping by Billrrr...:) bles you guys


lovedoctor926 3 years ago

"It was his counselor who stood by him, while his family turned their backs. A million or two, you figure after everything he's done, it's the least he can do right? I visualized every little detail. you have a good sense of imagination. Winning the Florida lottery is my fantasy too, but you have to trick your subconscious by visualizing the final outcome, which is that you will win it by such a date. Your subconscious believes anything that you tell it so there's one particular comment here where the person dreams of winning, but has already decided the odds are slim. Anything is possible if you believe. voted up!


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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton Author

LOL.. i thought this poem would be fun.. but your comment took the fun-cake love it Marlene


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Moms-Secret 3 years ago from Central Florida

I love when you comment on old works that I would never normally have found and it actually comes up on my feed. I get to see something I would not have seen. I never got into the Lotto thing but understand the mentality.

Come visit me soon. There are 2 in particular that I want you to feel (read).


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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton Author

you want me to feel what? Ill check them out now

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