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The Eclectic Pen - S'lots of Love

By: Donna R. (Turtlelady)   + 4 more  
Date Submitted: 1/18/2007
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 89

  She sat, attached by cord
Sleepy eyed and adorned with beads
Punching Spin on her 5 Times Pay

Smiling weakly, meekly saying,
"Could you watch my machine for
a minute?"

"Sure" I say and notice her punching
the ATM, the sure bet of the day
Back in a flash, more spins
Then, bells are ringing

She's won the Jackpot!
She hugs me hard
Says she only has $10 left in her account
Been there since 3AM

She's alone, she whispers, husband gone
Only her beads and her books
And this one Jackpot will change her life

At least for today. She'll be back tomorrow.

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Maria P. (BklynMom) - , - 1/18/2007 7:35 PM ET
Well done! You got it in a nutshell.
Jim H. (Pecos45) - 1/19/2007 3:26 PM ET
Very good!
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