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Poem: A Fool's Paradise

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Poem Summary

A fool's paradise is about trying your luck at the slot machines. Hoping for the winning combination for that big payout. As you play you wait on a drawing to pick your name hoping to get a return for your money. Feeling the sensation the one-armed bandit is about to give you a lucky payout.

"Women & Slot Machines" by Daniel Tirado


A Fool's Paradise

A fool’s paradise,
waiting for the winning combination
with a press of a button,
hoping today is his lucky day.

Listening for the drawing
hoping to hear his name,
for a chance to win fast cash
getting a return for his money.

A dreamer at heart,
a risk taker in life,
he feels the sensation
of the one-armed bandit
ready for that lucky payout.

"Luck Of The Draw" by Daniel Donato



BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on December 03, 2019:

Thanks Ms Dora.

Yes, this is the time of the year where dreamers seem to take risk and become foolish.

I appreciate your thoughts. Glad you like it.

You so make me laugh.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on December 03, 2019:

I'm guessing that this time of year, many more will try their luck. "Dreamers," "risk-takers," "fools" may put them in different categories or simply lump them all together. Good job!

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 27, 2019:

Thanks Lora,

Always nice to hear your comments.

Thanks for reading and your kind words.

Lora Hollings on November 27, 2019:

Certainly, this feeling is probably what is responsible for most people going back to casinos and losing money in the process of trying to win! This poem certain captures that type of addiction. I enjoyed the video too. Good write!

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 27, 2019:


I must admit I enjoy playing them from time to time, but you must understand it is for enjoyment.

Not a get rich quick scheme...but it can be fun.

Thanks for reading.

Kari Poulsen from Ohio on November 27, 2019:

So many people use these things as if they are money makers. But, usually, they are just takers not givers.

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