poetry by j matthew waters

Archive for the tag “luck”

blessed are the lucky ones

when someone says they make
their own luck
I can only imagine how blatantly
foolish they must be
believing having control
of their own destiny
is actually possible by someone
other than the gods

for free spirits such as these
I hope they never
ever know
it’s just a matter of time
before they come to realize
luck has nothing to do
with their lot in life
nor their untimely demise

january two thousand fourteen
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all rights reserved

a tale of two long-shots

there’s something special about the underdog
how he manages to overcome the odds
beating a superior opponent
via intellect and luck
and lifting the spirits
of all the little people of the world

contrary to the underdog the dark horse
arrives out of thin air
achieving complete dominance
in stunning fashion
at times cheered by all of society
at times despised by every single side

october two thousand thirteen
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a day at the races

I bought my baby some brand new shoes
got on my knees and slipped them on her feet
like I was some goddamn prince charming

where did you get the money to buy these shoes
she said
lifting one heel
and half turning her hips

the longshot in the fifth took place I said
lighting a cigarette and leaning back on the sofa
enjoying her big smile getting bigger

oh these are just way way way too much
do you know
how much these shoes cost
no pony
could ever afford these shoes

don’t worry about it baby the shoes are yours
you can bury yourself in them
as far as I’m concerned

march two thousand thirteen
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all rights reserved

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