NaPoWriMo Poetry Challenge Day 13: “The Fortune Cookie”

The prompt: “Today’s Prompt: “The number 13 is often considered unlucky, so today I’d like to challenge you to beat the bad luck away with a poem inspired by fortune cookies. ”


fortune cookie 13


The Fortune Cookie


With a sigh

I pondered my baked piece of dough;

The fortune cookie

with its’ message hidden in a golden shell.

Many hold such stock

in a trinket or charm,

lucky numbers and rituals

Seers filled with smarm.

The idea that there’s magic or mystique

in an object or digit;

some make a living

from these beliefs being legit.

With my fist I smashed it

and ignored the flaked smithereen

unfolded the paper to lucky thirteen!

I cackled like a witch

In a well-hidden grotto

Brushed away the crumbs

And promptly played the lotto.

Fortune Cookie 1

© Chattinatti 2016

❤ CN



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