Treasure Island

Sylvia Chidi

(Germany)

Luck and Money


Lets have lunch in Majorca
Dinner in Africa
The paradox of luck
is such an enigma
it sucks

How about champagne on Ice
As I roll a box of dice
Waiting to be a struck
by an inch of luck
If I win
Surely you can have a slice

In winter or in spring
Money is everything

With money you can buy wings
and fly
Without money you can only sing
and cry

We strive everyday and pray
for luck and money
for bread and honey

You need money to eat to survive
You need money for shelter
to provide clothing to stay alive
They are only few
who fall in love with a beggar

Luck is sporadic
Completely erratic
Always in close proximity
Excuse my lack of poetic language
In this modern day and age
There is no need for us to pretend on stage
Luck has no pattern
It has no formula
It's such an enigma

When it strikes
It does not mean you deserve it
Luck and death is alike
When it visits
it does not mean it is welcome

Copyright 2005 - Sylvia Chidi

Submitted: Tuesday, October 25, 2005
Edited: Wednesday, October 26, 2005
Listen to this poem:

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Luck and Money by Sylvia Chidi )

Enter the verification code :

Read all 1 comments »

New Poems

  1. a rainy day@ kidapawan, RIC S. BASTASA
  2. Provocation, Over The Moon
  3. Be patient, hasmukh amathalal
  4. memory lane@tabon, RIC S. BASTASA
  5. dawn i know, in deep understanding shall.., RIC S. BASTASA
  6. always uncaught., RIC S. BASTASA
  7. I Turn To Ice, Over The Moon
  8. yellow light turns green, Is It Poetry
  9. Tuesday, Kyle Costa
  10. Sleeping Machines, Kyle Costa

Poem of the Day

poet Walt Whitman

ARM’D year! year of the struggle!
No dainty rhymes or sentimental love verses for you, terrible year!
Not you as some pale poetling, seated at a desk, lisping cadenzas
piano;
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  4. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  5. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  6. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  7. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  8. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  9. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  10. "Hope" is the thing with feathers, Emily Dickinson

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]