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And the winner is...

Updated on July 25, 2013
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And the winner is…


Four little words!


Can you feel your heart racing?

Your pulse pulsing?

Sweaty palms?


Have you unfolded the little slip of paper?

Taken it out of its special place?

Or have you memorized

your five numbers plus your powerball?


Have you tried

thinking good thoughts,

dreaming big dreams,

meditating or praying

in order to make it so?


Perhaps you have tried

forgetting about it,

waiting a week or so -


To check


To peep


To hold your breath


To open your eyes


Just to see the jackpot


For once in your life


The answer to your family’s prayers


No more living from paycheck to paycheck

Nothing really more than that

Nothing grandiose

No gloating

No greed


Just pure uncontrollable enthusiasm

Shock and glee

To once in your life know


And the winner is…

"The Lottery"

If you won the lottery, would you keep it a secret?

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    • ocfireflies profile imageAUTHOR

      ocfireflies 

      4 years ago from North Carolina

      JPSO138,

      Thanks for stopping by. I am more like you. I buy a ticket on occasion, but I know lots of folks who buy them consistently. Perhaps, they just have more faith in the odds of winning than I do. Smiles.

      Wishing you luck and a great day,

      Kim

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      JPSO138 

      4 years ago from Cebu, Philippines, International

      Well, everyone most likely have this dream of winning the lottery. I did buy a ticket sometimes but the dream of winning big is still very illussive. Great hub!

    • ocfireflies profile imageAUTHOR

      ocfireflies 

      5 years ago from North Carolina

      I know. In my family, we have a pact that if one of us wins, we will share with the rest.

      Fingers crossed,

      Kim

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      Jackie Lynnley 

      5 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Oh why can't I win the lottery, how many times I have said that! I keep thinking of that woman recently who won the biggest ever 500 million and she is building a house for her and her son and his lover...just can't get over it. Bet she is hanging onto the bulk of it too though she is prob 80 or close. Finally she is boss, haha. Oh well....lol ^+

    • ocfireflies profile imageAUTHOR

      ocfireflies 

      5 years ago from North Carolina

      thelyricwriter,

      Do you play the same numbers? I would want to help people, too.

      Thanks for the votes and share. You made my day.

      Keeping fingers crossed for both of us,

      Kim

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      Richard Ricky Hale 

      5 years ago from West Virginia

      Kim, this truly had me pumped up. Money always makes me this way. I've dreamed of winning the PowerBall forever. There's no way that I could keep such a secret. I have a good heart and I would help a lot of people that need it. Good stuff Kim, voted up, awesome, interesting, and shared on FB.

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      Audrey Howitt 

      5 years ago from California

      Still loving ho you captured the excitement of this!

    • ocfireflies profile imageAUTHOR

      ocfireflies 

      5 years ago from North Carolina

      Happy thoughts to you as well. I am also blessed. I do not have a daughter, but I have two sons (22 & 28), and I consider them by best friends, too.

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      CrisSp 

      5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      ocfireflies: Thank you...I'll take your compliment *smile*. But yes, she's 18 now and she's my best friend. Happy thoughts!

    • ocfireflies profile imageAUTHOR

      ocfireflies 

      5 years ago from North Carolina

      I am like your daughter. If I win any amount, I get pretty excited.

      By the way, you do not look old enough to have an 18 year old.

      What's your secret? Smiles.

      Thanks for calling my little poem a "joyful read."

      Best,

      Kim

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      CrisSp 

      5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      My daughter just turned 18 and the first thing she wanted to do to celebrate her legal age was buy a lottery. She did and she won, $10!

      Girl, she was ecstatic and obliviously jumping in the supermarket. What a scene. Lol! Now, imagine if this is a hundred or a thousand or even more dollars!

      What a joyful read! Thank you!

    • ocfireflies profile imageAUTHOR

      ocfireflies 

      5 years ago from North Carolina

      Cat,

      SO happy when I sign on and see you have been by and left - as always- the best comments.

      First of all, if I knew how to do it, I would have HP transfer my dollar I have made since starting here to your account. Smiles. In the meantime, stretch those dreams. : )

      Yeah, I had what was I thought a pretty cool hub about fireflies. It was left up long enough for me to get several comments, and when I tried to put it in as one of my spotlight hubs, I got a message about "duplicate content." I am not really sure what I need to delete and the message said that an administrator would need to look at it. ?????

      Finally, if I won the lottery, I would send you a ticket to a some exotic restful place. You know one of those places where the water is blue, the sand is white and little umbrella drinks are served.

      Until then...Have a super great day with lots of sunshine and dreams!

      Thank you for hitting buttons and sharing, too.

      Kim (reincarnation of former silent movie star)

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      Cat 

      5 years ago from New York

      Oh yeah, another thing... lol, They say all you need is a dollar and a dream. I guess I'm in big trouble then :D Kim, can you spot me a dollar? I've got plenty of dreams... lol

    • Cantuhearmescream profile image

      Cat 

      5 years ago from New York

      Kim,

      First, I love this... but I love every word you write! Second, I tried looking for some hidden meaning and I'm not convinced there isn't one... lol, but as far as money and the lottery goes, boy oh boy! What a treat that would be. I know struggling; I suppose living in today's society or economy I should say, most of us probably do. But it's sad when you've got to decide between toilet paper and dish soap, lol and I've been there! Or, I guess you could just use dish soap for both? :D Anyway, you deserve nothing but the best and I hope you have everything that makes your heart content and if I ever won the lottery... I'd plan a trip out your way and leave a suitcase behind for ya! :D

      So... I saw your name fluttering around in my email and before I went to bed, I said... OH, must go check out Kim's new one! But it's gone!!! :-( However, I wasn't satisfied going to bed without coming over and I'm glad I did, 'cause those HP turds didn't tell me about this and I think I saw another one on your profile page that I wasn't informed about either! Pfttt!

      Anyway, you're a doll and I must say, I love that new pic!

      Hope all is well deary!

      Hugs,

      Cat

      P.S. Do I have to mention all the buttons I pushed and the sharing too? :D

    • ocfireflies profile imageAUTHOR

      ocfireflies 

      5 years ago from North Carolina

      Colin,

      You are indeed a rich man for there are so many who-like me- find you, your work and your comments priceless. I can relate to all of the same issues as you except for the blood pressure. While I am thrilled to have you come my way again, I do not wish to create any additional hardship. I feel like I should be punished for acting like a spoiled little girl. ; )

      Wishing you godspeed in all your travels and much luck in any lottery you may enter.

      Best to you now and always,

      Kim

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      epigramman 

      5 years ago

      Well I've just won the best darn lottery that is out there - the Kim lottery.

      And I was so pleased to see you once again with a lovely heartfelt comment on my humble little hubspace and yes I think you're right about the epi-man being overwhelmed at times with so many nice people to thank in return with nice comments.

      I also suffer from anxiety, siutational depression and have blood pressure which often impedes my days and my times and I am going through a rough time right now with my personal finances but I do know thing - Hubpages has been good to me and I've met so many nice and talented people here over the years - I've also seen a lot of people come and go too.

      I had such great fun here reading these magic words of yours and I simply adore your delicious sense of humor too and yes I have missed you as well - your comments always make me feel like such a rich man in my heart and that is a good place to be.

      Well I am off now , literally, in 15 minutes to night shift and I shall return with another read here in the morning - wish me godspeed on my 2 hour round trip commute and sending you warm wishes from Colin, Little Miss Tiffy and Mister Gabriel at lake erie time canada 9:20pm

      and I will madly and gladly post your witty and oh so true words to my FB page for all to see and read

    • ocfireflies profile imageAUTHOR

      ocfireflies 

      5 years ago from North Carolina

      Skye,

      Yes. I think about making sure my future grandchildren would have college money. I think about how I would fix up all that needs fixing at my parents' home...and so much more...

      I feel blessed to have folks like yourself in my life.

      Thank you so much for your kind words and kind heart,

      Kim

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      skye2day 

      5 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      Love this hub. Oh it would be so sweet to win big dollars. I had to check no, I would not keep it a secret. I would be so excited. I would let my dear loved ones know help was on the way for them as well. I would need to share much of it. We have so we can Bless. We are Blessed so we can have.

      Great fun read sweet Kim. Love your writing. Keep em coming dear girl. My Love, Skye

    • ocfireflies profile imageAUTHOR

      ocfireflies 

      5 years ago from North Carolina

      Any compliment from you means a lot! Thank You!

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      J Houck 

      5 years ago

      Love this one! Clever idea...you draw upon the natural suspense of those four words to keep the reader intrigued to the final punch.

    • ocfireflies profile imageAUTHOR

      ocfireflies 

      5 years ago from North Carolina

      a lotto gem--smiles--Kim

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      Eiddwen 

      5 years ago from Wales

      A gem full of truth.

      Great poem and voting up.

      Enjoy your day.

      Eddy.

    • ocfireflies profile imageAUTHOR

      ocfireflies 

      5 years ago from North Carolina

      Absolutely! Thanks for stopping by.

      Best to you,

      Kim

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      Romeos Quill 

      5 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      One could sure do a lot of good with a little extra Kim.

      Have a marvelous day!

      R.Q.

    • ocfireflies profile imageAUTHOR

      ocfireflies 

      5 years ago from North Carolina

      Great fun indeed. Nice to see you, Audrey.

      Best to you,

      Kim

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      Audrey Howitt 

      5 years ago from California

      Wouldn't that be fun!! Great write!

    • ocfireflies profile imageAUTHOR

      ocfireflies 

      5 years ago from North Carolina

      Hey Faith,

      You can never go wrong with chocolate. Smiles.

      Best to you and yours,

      Kim

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      Faith Reaper 

      5 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Kim,

      Interesting write her as to winning the lottery. The only thing I have ever won in this life is a chocolate cake, in an elementary school Halloween festival. LOL But being it was chocolate, I loved it! And remember it to this day.

      Hugs, Faith Reaper

    • ocfireflies profile imageAUTHOR

      ocfireflies 

      5 years ago from North Carolina

      Jamie,

      Hey! Nice to hear from you. Yes. Financial Security. Just to be able to take a deep breath.

      Best to you and yours,

      Kim

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 

      5 years ago from Reno NV

      It would be nice to financially secure. Thank you for sharing. Jamie

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