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Three Sides to Every Coin

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Andrew Scott
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High in the sky
Spinning round and round
The odds are even
When it hits the ground

Heads you win
Tails you lose
The rules are simple
You just have to choose

Now nobody picked
Double ought green
So when it landed on edge
It caused quite a scene

With no victor declared
No one knew what to do
Some one cried "Call it a draw"
They just flipped it anew
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1 posted 07-01-99 02:38 PM       View Profile for invertigo18   Email invertigo18   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for invertigo18

This poem had really good metering in it! Very unique, you're probably the only person who's ever written a poem about a coin toss. And yet I feel it's much deeper than that, because refering to a toss of a coin can apply to so many things in life today. Everything's a 50/50 chance. Wonderfully written. I wish I could write about happy things.

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Luke Cakalic
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2 posted 07-01-99 05:32 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

This poem is a great lesson for those who complain that there's nothing to write about. Very innovative and well done.
Andrew Scott
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Balladeer: Thanks for coming by. Oddly enough the thought for this one came to me while I was taking a shower. Don't ask why because I havn't a clue.

invertigo18: My thanks to you as well. Personally I feel very few things are 50/50. A coin toss, given an unbiased coin, yes. But otherwise, I believe most situations are weighed in favor of one side or the other. Even a good relationship is 60/40.

Sometimes I'm at 40%. If my wifes at 60%, everythings OK. And vis-a-versa. 50/50 is good! 40/40 is bad... that's when we stay away from each other. But 60/60!...That's when we make the most beautiful of music.

Thanks again, I'm glad you enjoyed it.
elvira
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4 posted 07-15-99 03:50 AM       View Profile for elvira   Email elvira   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for elvira

are you a math teacher?....this poem reminded me of my last statistics class

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Andrew Scott
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Thank God, No! I'll admit, my first major in college was math, but I decided I didn't want to be a bean counter or a teacher. I also went through a stage where I focused on biology, then history, and finally ended in mass communication. Now-a-days I work for a university public radio station; and yes, I still play with numbers.
 
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