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The Fortune Wheel

The Fortune Wheel

written by: Leanne Howard Kenney



Fun, frivol and free
She wows the judges gaining their assent
She will be marquee.

In blue
She broadly smiles
Spins, accrues, then it falls through
No matter, it will be back in just a while.

Yodeling competition
Chocolate, Alps, steak and bank
This Swiss week edition
Is beginning to BLANK
(sorry wrong apposition inquisition).

Then there was “Hot Yoga”
Rita, man
But do not put her in a toga
She needs a tiny bit better life plan.

But spin, spin, spin the fortune wheel rides
Until Rita’s bankruptcy gives Stephanie a try.
And with Paddleboarders a sure thing
Her only hope is to spin then ring.

“I will solve the puzzle,”
She says out loud, still befuddled.
“Happy Paddleboarders,” she yells.
And the laughter in the room swells.

Beaming with pride,
Sajak bestrides.
A gift puzzle she’s won
And she’s still not done.
$12,398 later, by far
My best friend Stephanie is a bonafide STAR.



Leanne Howard Kenney

Leanne Howard Kenney

My name is Leanne Howard Kenney. I am a former speechwriter and press secretary for former San Diego City Councilmember current San Diego County Supervisor, Ron Roberts. I am a former Sportswriter. A former political writer. A former public relations copy writer. A former newspaper reporter. A former . . . Apparently, I am a former writer. Well, that is not quite true. I have been writing poetry on my own for quite a while. And, I have been writing the odd article here and there for my own and my friends' pleasure for years. I started posting my poetry approximately a year ago. Where they came from, I know not. I am just glad they came. I hope you enjoy what I have to say.
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