by Tim Chiu
Despite hoping to win millions in the lottery, we should remain thankful - a poem.
And pleasure-seeking state -
If it sounds too good to be true,
It probably is.
For those rabid patrons
Looking for a winning ticket
Or jackpot of some kind
Must duly face their lack of good fortune
And go back to those prospective lives
Of health, hope, and responsibility;
With the extremely helpful support and decency
Of the like minds
In their simple, ordinary, and mundane lives.
For what comes from this duty and discipline
Will likely provide the kindest
And most distinguished rewards
Which life has to offer;
Including freedom, liberty,
And above all,
The honor of being with friends and loved ones
In those relevant, time-honored roles.