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The Lap of Luxury

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LindsayP
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                 The Lap of Luxury

I was sitting there watching the Tele' one night,
When they started the weekly Tattslotto draw,
I showed little interest as the first balls came in sight
But interest soon quickened as I noticed the score.

The first four drawn matched the ones on my sheet
And wed had a weekly ticket for twenty odd years,
As the next one rolled down my heart missed a beat,
Because our previous luck had been all in arrears.

I could not believe it as our sixth number came up
And my heart- beat had quickened at quite a fast pace,
Could this be the night that wed fill up our cup,
A night that would free us from this infernal rat race.

The first supplementary number was too good to be true,
My wife and I looked at each other in a positive daze,
Then the number we badly wanted came up on cue
And when it fell, bl--dy hell, was our jubilant phrase.

Three million dollars, we could not believe our luck,
We could now buy those things wed long waited for,
For at last, no longer, would we in mediocrity be stuck,
We hoped to be living in the lap of luxury evermore.

I bought a new Ferrari & for the wife I bought a Benz
And felt great satisfaction as I paid for them in cash.,
Its funny how we quickly had a new influx of friends,
For word spread like lightning from this latest new-flash.

Our life was unbelievable with money now to burn,
Hand-outs to everyone & a life-style quite supreme,
But just as I sold my farm off went the clocks alarm
And with great disappointment I woke up from a dream.
                                                            

© Copyright 2008 Lindsay P Wilson - All Rights Reserved
Roniece Dawson-Bruce
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1 posted 02-24-2008 08:10 PM       View Profile for Roniece Dawson-Bruce   Email Roniece Dawson-Bruce   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Roniece Dawson-Bruce

smiles.... gotta love those types of dreams Lindsay!  I hope you have many more and that at least one of them comes to fruition!   love RDB

Be kind at heart....for everyone you meet has their own battle to fight.........

JamesMichael
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2 posted 02-24-2008 08:13 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Sweet dreams...if I won three million I would invest the money and live off of the interest and the income...if not, I think it would be easy to spend three million in three years and be right back in the rat race...James
nakdthoughts
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3 posted 02-24-2008 08:15 PM       View Profile for nakdthoughts   Email nakdthoughts   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nakdthoughts

and just think...a couple in Georgia, USA  just won over 270 million in the lottery  Friday...more than any one person could possibly need.

M
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Now those are the kinds of dreams that one never wants to wake up from! ~ I also have dreams of another sort that I am loathe to wake up from! winky wink

You strung us along beautifully, LP!

May all your dreams be as 'rich' and sweet and be manifested into reality! ~ and don't forget who lovesya, Aussie Man!!!

Love the write! Wish it had been true for you! ~ Perhaps that dream was just the writing on the wall of what is yet to come!!!

Loving hug,
Linda

simon
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5 posted 02-25-2008 05:59 AM       View Profile for simon   Email simon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for simon

I'm a little bit disappointed but I'm sure not half as much as you were!
Rick
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Thought me mate had become rich, not to be Lindsay, enjoyed the read my friend, take care and have a great week.


Rick
TomMark
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nice dream. nicer poem!
Artic Wind
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Now this is good!

ARCTIC WIND
LindsayP
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A sincere thanks to all you kind folk for your commiserations, to Roniece, James,

Maureen, Linda, Simon, Rick, Tom and Arctic Wind, I'm so sorry it was only a dream, if

it had of been real I'd have sent you each a birthday present, you will have to be

satisfied with my best wishes instead, have a great day folks and God Bless.

Lindsay
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10 posted 03-01-2008 05:37 PM       View Profile for Alison   Email Alison   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alison

Lindsay,

I smiled. Then I thought that maybe your life is already filled with the luxury of giving and receiving love - and sharing the creativity that wells up from inside you.

I am so happy that you share your wealth.

Alison
LindsayP
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Thank you so much dear Alison for your very

heart warming response, you certainly share your wealth of spirit and I certainly

appreciate it. A big warm hug to you my friend and may the sun shine upon you always.

love Lindsay
Earl Brinkman
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Thanks for the weath of your words that you shared with me.
 
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