Pencil Stubs Online
Reader Recommends



By Bud Lemire

What's in the meaning of a number?
For some, it makes you wonder
People tend to think a number, is very good luck
They'll play the lottery, to try to win a buck

Spiritual people think some numbers, are Angels that are near
While some numbers, have meanings that are unclear
Maybe it's for a very special day
To be remembered, in a certain way

A Birthday, A Marriage, or a day when someone died
A day to be remembered, a day where you had cried
Maybe someone, had a bad yea
r On this day, it had brought a tear

Nineteen Fifty, might be pretty nice
It's really not a bad score, when rolling the dice
Unless you're superstitious, and then it could just be
That Nineteen Fifty, is your greatest enemy

For me, it doesn't mean a thing
I'll roll the dice, and take what it will bring
What will be, is what it will be
When rolling dice, I have no enemy

I play to have fun, a great night with friends
A night of enjoyment, when the day ends
If my score is Nineteen Fifty, it won't worry me
Playing the game, is using a better strategy

If it comes up, and that is the score
I treat it like any other, I just ignore
If you rolled again, that loss was your chance
To keep what you had, or to do the losers dance

©Jan 10, 2024 Bud Lemire

Author Note:

1950 doesn't have any curse to it. It is just a number.
It is not out to make you lose. You are above the number,
and can control it.

Click on the author's byline for bio and list of other works published by Pencil Stubs Online.
This issue appears in the ezine at and also in the blog with the capability of adding comments at the latter.


Refer a friend to this Poem

Your Name -
Your Email -
Friend's Name - 
Friends Email - 


Horizontal Navigator



To report problems with this page, email Webmaster

Copyright © 2002 AMEA Publications