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Some Very Fortunate Ponderings

Updated on March 15, 2011


Fortunate Ponderings.




After a sumptuous

and some extra

plump pork egg

foo young,
I was barely tempted

to eat my fortune cookie,
but its alluring messages

always amused me.

So I cracked open

its thin crisp shell,
and removed the

tiny strip of paper,
but I was puzzled

by its words,
because it simply said,


"Duck Soup!"

Seconds later

a petite waitress
carrying a loaded

tray of food,
tripped over someone's

purse sticking out
of the booth behind mine,
and a bowl of won-ton

soup went flying.

being forewarned,
I quickly dodged

down under the table
as it crashed right

in the middle
of her tip and my bill.

Afterwards I emerged

pretty much unscathed,
although its path would have
hit me square in the head.

So needless to

say on my way out
of that fine

Chinese establishment,
that paid my bill in full,
I grabbed a

handful of those
magic fortune cookies,
and followed their

instructions to the letter.

As of today,

I have won
$3600 dollars at

a nearby casino,
met the girl of my dreams

at a local park,
and tackled a long term

project on the back-burner,
which just caught fire,

making me millions.

"I guess some

fortune cookies
truly are all they're

cracked up to be."


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    • Micky Dee profile image

      Micky Dee 7 years ago

      You should always wear a helmet!

    • Michael Shane profile image

      Michael Shane 7 years ago from Gadsden, Alabama

      Maybe it's just luck or chance! Just a thought....