Poetry by Jeff Green


The Lucky Penny

by cricketjeff on February 4, 2011.  © Jeff Green, All rights reserved

A lucky penny shone across the street
She picked it up and thought her life would change
A bus arrived and stopped upon her feet
The ways of lady luck are rather strange

The doctor at the hospital said “Yes,
They’ll be all right it’s just a nasty bruise”
Her crutches slipped, she landed in a mess
And broke both legs, they’ll take six weeks to fuse.

They took her home and settled her in bed
Which promptly broke and left her in a sprawl
A pilot who was flying overhead
Then lost control and crashed into her wall

And as she died she thought “I’m going mad …
Who knew a penny’s luck could be so bad?”