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Poetry Friday: Oh, Bright Light City

With all respects to the King, here’s my slightly altered, more poetic version of a classic song.
Oh, bright light city
Set my soul on fire.
Piles of money to burn
Raise the stakes higher.
Viva Las Vegas
With your neon flashing,
And your one-armed bandits
Crashing
All those hopes
down the drain.
Viva Las Vegas
Turning the day into nighttime,
Turn the night into daytime.
If you see it once,
you’ll never come home again.
Yes, I’m off to Vegas today. Nope, not bringing the kids. Nope, not the husband either. I’m going with my friends from college and we’re celebrating twenty years of friendship with one fabulous trip. There’s some gambling on the itinerary, which also includes finding an Elvis impersonator and seeing the largest gold nugget in existence. Maybe it’s really more of a scavenger hunt than an itinerary. In any case, wish me luck. With the gambling, not the gold nugget search.

Poetry Friday round-up is hosted by Jama Rattigan.

8 comments:

Erin said...

I like that poem!

jama said...

Bring back big bucks, MR. Ka-ching! Cool poem . . .

Sara said...

Um, take pictures?? Or would that be bad? Maybe just you and Elvis?

Have fun!

laurasalas said...

Lovely poem. And have a great time!

TadMack said...

Ka-CHING! Rows of cherries! Or whatever. Big money! Big money! Mama needs a new pair of shoes! Whoo!

(Okay, now that I've finished with my Wheel of Fortune imitation, I must say good luck and I thought your poem was cute!)

Cloudscome said...

I have never been to Vegas, can you believe it? I'd like to see the Cirque du Soleil shows there. Have a ball!

Bill/Cinéaste/FatherReader said...

Really, honestly, I'm happy for MR.

Really.

I swear.

Not jealous at all.

:-)

HipWriterMama said...

Safe travels and have fun!