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GOOD LUCK!

When we say "Good Luck"…what's the meaning,
Do we think of a rusty old horseshoe?
How could it bring us GOOD LUCK,
Just what could it possibly do?

Have you found a four-leaf clover,
And, carried it about?
Did it actually bring you GOOD LUCK?
Of this…I really doubt!

How about a rabbit’s foot,
Perhaps…it’s on a chain?
Was it GOOD LUCK for the rabbit,
Hopping about…with his body maimed?!

See a penny…let it lay,
All day long…things will go awry;
See a penny…pick it up,
All day long…you’ll have GOOD LUCK!

Oh, there are hundreds of superstitions,
Each culture has its own;
What makes one very happy,
Makes another one…frown!

You spilled a little salt?
Oh, quickly throw it over your shoulder;
Why in the world would we do that,
Why waste even more salt…why all the bother?

And, a cucumber would be ‘bitter’,
If the end wasn’t removed;
Then, we must rub it back and forth,
And, the ‘bitterness’…disappeared!

Do you stir in one direction,
While cooking in a pot…on your stove?
Don’t you know…that will stop it from burn,
It’s been said so…thereof!

We do many strange things,
Strange things…for our protection;
Beads…ornaments…lucky charms,
The more…the better…and more often!

What do you wear…or do,
To keep you from harm?
Is it something ‘heathen’…or ‘religious’,
What is your ‘lucky charm’?

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May 25, 2005

Aimee Love
(LHG)


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