Lucky Guy

For today’s prompt, write a lucky number poem. Some people have lucky numbers, some don’t. Wherever you fall on the lucky number spectrum, you can still write a poem about the phenomenon of lucky numbers and/or luck in general.

Lucky Guy

I’m lucky you wore that dress
and every other guy in the restaurant
watched you glide to my table.

I’m lucky you were only half an hour late,
your babysitter didn’t bail
and your boss was distracted.

I’m lucky you actually showed
on this our third try
for a first date.

I’m lucky you mentioned chemtrails
and Jesus before ordering dessert
then joked about global warming and ice cream.

I’m lucky it only took one dinner
to discover what I wasn’t missing.


About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.
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7 Responses to Lucky Guy

  1. Lisa Tomey says:

    A good springboard for Jesus slid in on a chemtrail…Cheesecake?

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  2. Patty says:

    Wow! 😂 That didn’t end as I expected. Love your ability to find the bright side there… Well done!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Will Goodwin says:

    Wow, I was blissfully ignorant of chemtrails. Thanks for that.

    Liked by 1 person

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