I WON!


Often I have bought tickets to win a big prize,

Cash or a trip to a faraway place.

I never won even in my dreams,

Just one of the crowd waiting with expectant face.

What were the odds of winning the pot,

Raking in millions, and sharing all I got?

I was lying to myself,

Justifying the easy way to pay bills,

When it was for the thrill.

So how did I win?

Was it in the shark tank I learned to swim?

Contrary to what you might believe,

I quit trying to deceive.

I spent time being a friend,

Helped others begin again,

Loved openly with all my heart,

And became the man I should have been

Right from the start.

I won self-respect, honor, and trust,

And that, my friends, is something

That can’t be stolen, tarnished, or rust.

As you can see, I’m proud of me.

But I have also widened my view.

You remained my friend and I’m proud of you.

by Dan Roberson     Oct. 12, 2016

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Up ↑

Best Of Everything

Home for the most interesting stuff in wordpress

BeautyBeyondBones

Because we’re all recovering from something.

Site Title

“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” — Maya Angelou

Frank Solanki

If you want to be a hero well just follow me

Virginia Duran

Architecture and Travel Blog

Lenise

A Woman After His Heart

johncoyote

Poetry, story and real life. Once soldier, busnessman, grandfather and Poet.

insidethebirdcage

Everything, always, tongue in cheek

fourwindowspress

creative writing, pastel art, and essays

janetpoole.wordpress.com/

How to Get Anything You Want - Just Like That!

Grandma Simpson's Kitchen in Roby Texas

A Collection of Recipes from Home on the Farm

Cindy Holman

Musings From A Musical Mind

The Daily Post

The Art and Craft of Blogging

Pamanner

Passionate Penchants

Short Poetry

words move

fiveloaf

Monologs of a Water Tiger

Best Of Everything

Home for the most interesting stuff in wordpress

BeautyBeyondBones

Because we’re all recovering from something.

Site Title

“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” — Maya Angelou

Frank Solanki

If you want to be a hero well just follow me

Virginia Duran

Architecture and Travel Blog

Lenise

A Woman After His Heart

johncoyote

Poetry, story and real life. Once soldier, busnessman, grandfather and Poet.

insidethebirdcage

Everything, always, tongue in cheek

fourwindowspress

creative writing, pastel art, and essays

janetpoole.wordpress.com/

How to Get Anything You Want - Just Like That!

Grandma Simpson's Kitchen in Roby Texas

A Collection of Recipes from Home on the Farm

Cindy Holman

Musings From A Musical Mind

The Daily Post

The Art and Craft of Blogging

Pamanner

Passionate Penchants

Short Poetry

words move

fiveloaf

Monologs of a Water Tiger

%d bloggers like this: