Saturday, 7 April 2018

The Luck of the Draw

That life is a lottery
is a fact well known.
Philosophers argue,
and they are not alone,
that luck plays a part
in the cards we are dealt
the minute we are born.
Some will be filthy rich,
others will be poor
fighting hard to keep
the wolf from the door.
Indigents won’t have seen
the kind of money
that a Canadian teen
has recently won.
If one had that amount,
he might be tempted
to live the life of Riley
or be a Champagne Charlie.
But this sensible lass
has her head screwed on;
she’ll only spend it on travel
and further education.
She is, one might say,
the pride of her nation.

© Luigi Pagano

Luigi Pagano has published three collections of poems: ‘Idle Thoughts’, ’Reflections’ and ‘Poetry On Tap’. His work has been featured in ABCTales’ magazines, UKAuthors’ anthologies, Poetry24 and several other publications.