I know some people who are lucky in health,

While others find themselves lucky in wealth.

There are those who are lucky in getting ahead,

And some who brag about being lucky in bed.

I’ve never been lucky in anything, to my disparage

Except I admit I’ve been very lucky in marriage.

My wife and I have been married more than 45 years.

I suppose that kind of lucky deserves a few cheers.

I buy lottery tickets, but I don’t get carried away.

Lottery tickets, except for a lucky few, seldom pay.

You won’t find me with any kind of lucky charm.

I rarely bet and certainly would never bet the farm.

I can’t see the joy in pouring coins into slot machines

What I’ve won from them doesn’t amount to a hill of beans.

I don’t play cards, bet on the horses or this week’s game.

I find thinking one day I’ll win big, is thinking kind of lame.

I can kick myself every time I wind up in some casino

I spend most of the time wishing I had decided not to go.

I don’t understand people who are addicted to gambling

Insisting that winning and losing is like yang and ying.

No, I’m not one who’s big on chance, just not that kind.

I’d consider myself lucky if I just had some peace of mind.


Marc Kuhn is the author of three books.  Recently published is an adult historical novel, THE POPE’S STONE.  The other two books are for children:  NEVER GOOSE A MOOSE…And a bunch of other things you should never do!; and ABOUT A FARM, lessons for life regardless of where you live.  All three books are available at and each has its own .com website under its title.

Intimate details about Marc Kuhn and other exhilarating stuff at


About Marc Kuhn

I am a retired radio exec. I've worked at major stations in Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. and Miami. That was then. This is now: I've published seven books and this blog thingy. Need to know more? Really? Okay, I bare/bear all at The other links are for the websites of each of the books I've written. I've been busy! Hope you'll stop by and check them out. Thanks for your interest!
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4 Responses to AS LUCK WOULD HAVE IT…

  1. Marc Kuhn says:

    One’s mind is rarely clear. If you want to write, put down one sentence about the subject you wish to write about. Makes no matter what’s in the sentence as long as it is about the subject you want to talk about…just get it down. Then look at that sentence. Follow up with another one that relates to it. Now you have two sentences…keep it going.


  2. First of all I want to say wonderful blog! I had a quick question in which
    I’d like to ask if you do not mind. I was curious to know how you center yourself and clear your mind before writing. I have had difficulty clearing my thoughts in getting my thoughts out. I do take pleasure in writing but it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes tend to be wasted just trying to figure out how to begin. Any ideas or hints? Appreciate it!


  3. Marc Kuhn says:

    Thanks for stopping by…lucky me! BTW, I changed the picture just for grins. I like variety and I thought I’d show that picture and move onto another in a few more weeks…beside, I miss my mom all the time and this way I get to see her more regularly!


  4. 최다해 gongjumonica says:

    Nice poem, Gpop. Ah, peace of mind. A lot of people are wishing they could have even a bit of that.

    Why did you choose your avatar? I like the solo photo, not that I don’t appreciate seeing my great GMom 🙂


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