Albert Ahearn


Albert Ahearn Poems

441. Fourteen Verses 8/13/2009
442. Poets Are Born 8/14/2009
443. A Dog Named Donald 8/28/2015
444. Maple Leaf 8/9/2009
445. Idiom: No Love Lost 11/14/2010
446. Greenhouse Gas (Triolet) 8/17/2009
447. Fire And Ice 2/9/2014
448. Post Apocalypse 8/16/2009
449. Illegal Immigration 8/17/2009
450. Splendor In The Grass 7/6/2010
451. 911 9/11/2009
452. 财 富 比 您 认 为 快 将 来 2/10/2011

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财 富 比 您 认 为 快 将 来

A fortune cookie changed my life.
I suggest that you wipe the smiles
From your faces my skeptic friends.
It’s true and attributable
To that tasteless of all cookies
The one that they present to you
With the tab after you’re finished
Eating their fine Chinese cuisine.
I broke it in two exposing
The faux message on the paper:
Wealth will come sooner than you think.
After leaving the restaurant
I purchased from a grocery
Store just a few shops up the block
Just one six-digit lottery.
The following lucky Wednesday
All six numbers were drawn that ...

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A Fool’s Discourse

Am I the fool for not killing this fly
That persistently harasses me now?
Is my respect for life absurd, awry?
Should my philosophy be disavowed?
Isn’t all life a very sacred thing?
You say, yes, but a fly! A billion die
Each day! Ah! But most die on the wing.
My belief is ‘live and let live’, and why?
Nothing is insignificant to me.

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