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It Doesn't Work That Way


'Tis the season of leprechauns and lucky charms
Wishing for a pot of gold or to be in someone's arms
If only life truly worked out that way
We'd all carry rabbit's feet and wish away
Far better though, in God's hands we safely stay

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This was written for In Other Words where Patricia has asked us to  
write a story or poem of 5 Lines or Less using the word luck.
  Come and read more stories and share one of yours!

  

10 comments:

  1. Excellent! No need for luck if we remain where we belong. Thanks for sharing with In Other Words.

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    1. Thank you, Patricia. I don't believe in luck, I believe in faith, and in doing your part to make good things happen in your life!

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  2. I always considered crossing one fingers to be the point where superstition meets faith - sort of hedging of bets!

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    1. I think we all have our moments of wishing and hoping, Keith! Blowing out birthday candles while making a wish is a good example. I do worry about people who place so much stock in luck or fate that they forget they are responsible for what path their life will take, nothing else is to blame.

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  3. When something good happens, i try to always remember "blessings, not luck".

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    1. You are right, Mimi! I know how very blessed I am and luck has nothing to do with it. God loves me! :-)

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  4. In God I trust, but I am Irish and there is a shamrock plant in this house. ha.

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    1. And there should be, they are lovely and part of creation and heritage! I know where your trust is placed, and I love sharing culture. Papa Bear is part Irish too, and his eyes do indeed smile!

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  5. Josie, the mention of rabbit's feet remind me of my uncles. They use to carry them but come to think of it I don't know too many who do that today, do you? I agree with the last sentence in your poem, we're all better off in God's hands. He know what's best for us. :)

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    1. I remember women who used to have them hanging from their purse many years ago, often dyed in bright colors. Now it makes me cringe to think of carrying around the foot of an animal! I remember the mink collars on my mother's dress coat too. Ugh! But times were different then, there was a different understanding of things. I agree, I don't place much stock in luck, Divine Providence is much more loving and trustworthy!

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