Tuesday, December 08, 2009

The Lottery

For over fifteen years, I've been eating at a wonderful Thai restaurant called Manivanh. I'll do a blog on them one of these days soon. The family that owns it are like my own family. Very often when I eat there, San Pen - who works there and is the partner of one of the Douangpanya daughters ( the lovely Ann ) and I joke about winning the lottery. We always say we'll share our winnings when we do. Often, if I haven't gotten my ticket, he'll go across the street for me, to the neighborhood market, and get two for me - one for California's Superlotto and one for the national MegaMillions. The only problem is that, thus far, San hasn't brought back any winners!


Just last week, I couldn't believe, a lady won the MegaMillions with a ticket purchased at Pak N Save, the grocery store where I shop. I never even thought of buying a ticket there! At any rate, they say that lightning never strikes twice in the same place so I guess I'll stick with buying a ticket when I'm feasting at Manivanh. Don't give up San...we're both going to win one of these days. Keep the faith.


Regardless, I wrote this poem and it is dedicated to you!!!




The Lottery

( dedicated to San Pen )

I know the odds are not the best,
And though I play each week,
And buy a single ticket,
My chances seem quite bleak.

I wouldn’t be a selfish one,
I’d gladly share the loot,
I’d give to every charity,
That’ll be in hot pursuit.

I don’t need mega millions,
Just a million would suffice,
But if I got a little more,
I’d think that mighty nice!

My years are growing short,
So there isn’t much I need,
I wouldn’t want the lottery folks,
To think I’m filled with greed.

I don’t have special numbers,
I do the “quick pick” things,
I’m not asking for great treasures,
Just some pleasures money brings.



Carmen Henesy


Copyright (c) December 2009 by Carmen Henesy
All rights reserved. 


 



16 comments:

  1. I know you'll win it one of these days, then you can buy the restaurant from them. Am I one of the charities that you will be donating to?

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  2. That is funny and cute! Carmen, I know you can write about any subject-You are wonderful! Cheers!

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  3. Poetic Shutterbug - charity? Heavens no! You're
    a shareholder and, the first thing we'll do
    is head off to HONG KONG first class!! I will
    need my private tour guide!!!

    jcollins224 - well, i'll try to write about any-
    thing..not sure if I can pull it off.

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  4. Good luck at Pak N Save! You know if there's been one winner there, there's bound to be another!

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  5. Hahaaaa...IF Only!!!hughugs

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  6. Carmen, Sounds good to me although in first class I could never expect to experience the "high flying melon ball" incident again :D I'll have to let Margie and Edna read that one of these days. They already think I'm a floozy anyway :D

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  7. Carmen I have been getting a lottery ticket every week since the early seventies and don't even come close....I do hope you eventually will have better luck than I have....everyone has to have a dream......:-)

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  8. Dream is what made life more interesting! Some dreams do come true, and you will have that winning ticket one of these days..
    I will be in line, behind Jo, of course :-)

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  9. Icy BC - well, if it's a big enough win, you can
    even join Jo and I on the Hong Kong trip.

    Bernie - the problem is, I rarely even have one
    number that's called!

    Poetic Shutterbug, they have melon balls in
    first class...and you'll be drinking fine
    champagne as you eat them or try to grab
    them

    willow - just once, I will have to buy one at
    Pak N Save! I bet they have been selling
    like hot cakes since their big win!

    Donna - hope springs eternal!

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  10. magiceye - get ready to be my personal
    photographer in India when I arrive with my
    lottery winnings!

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  11. keep faith - it will happen one day.
    an when it does, dont forget to add maldives to your world tour holiday :)

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  12. kamana - maldives? That is where you are shooting
    those beautiful photos! I would so love to
    visit there!

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  13. I like the idea of winning the lottery and sharing it among friends and family. I'm not one who could keep it all to myself.
    Only problem to win I need to buy a ticket.

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  14. san p.11:28 AM

    thanks carmen for the poem...i love it, one of us i bound to hit this thing one day and then we can go on the biggest cruise ever

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