Amy Kitchener's Angels Without Wings
THE 2008 WINNER FOR POETRY
IN THE STORY STANZA COMPETITION
Henry Newton Goldman
to win a
lottery, to see what
life is like in luxury.
Until I had this terrible dream,
the numbers I picked won, it seems.
I'm not quite sure how big the pot,
but my dream revealed it was an awful lot.
My relatives arrived; so many heard I won the game.
Strangers to me; knocking on my door, they came.
My dear sweet wife bought everything in sight--
we were in stores day and night.
My complaints she would not heed;
junk, we did not need.
When I awoke again
I thanked God