Bill Grace

Scratch Off Heaven - Poem by Bill Grace

The discarded scratch offs
Told of another chance at heaven lost.
One thought - perhaps they were purchased
By a commercial realty tycoon -
This is the way it should work
Those having wealth gaining their 'more.'
No, the tycoon will be on the golf links
Or perhaps even in church seeking his heaven.
Six dollars in scratch offs helping to guarantee
The tycoon will stay rich and buttresing my Mother's wisdom
Heaven is won one hard step forward at a time.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, September 19, 2009

Poem Edited: Saturday, September 19, 2009

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