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What is luck?
Dad @ 89

WHAT IS LUCK?

For some it’s winning at poker

For some it’s winning at dice

Some others think hitting the lottery

Yet others see weddings and rice

Then, some think that luck is

A house on a hill

With a yard and a white picket fence

That’s paid for by a job in a corner office

On the hundred and twentieth floor

For me luck is none of the above

Not a game or a ticket, a house or a bride

For me it’s just one simple choice

That I made a few months

Before I was born

To my Mom whom I’m sure

Knew that I would be safe

For as long as I lived

I’m so sure that like me

She knew she had made

The best choice of all

When she said “I do” to my Dad

What is luck? ©2009 Joan Cartwright