Thursday, January 5, 2017

Fortune Cookie--By Michael Escoubas--United States

Fortune Cookie

Soon
Someone
will make you
proud. He may hit
a walk-off home run
or complete the Boston
Marathon in record time
or he may give all his money
to the poor. Or he might tell his boss
his daughter’s soccer game comes before work.

Michael Escoubas began writing poetry for publication in August of 2013. Early in life his mother said, “You have a gift for words; I hope you do something with that gift.”  Michael writes poetry, in part, because of his mother’s encouraging words and because he believes poetry brings people together. Michael has published one chapbook, Light Comes Softly, which is available by contacting the author.

13 comments:

  1. Hi Michael. What a delightful poem, "Fortune Cookie." It speaks to some important values. I especially like the last two lines, "Or he might tell his boss his daughter’s soccer game comes before work." Our kids are important, and I think we may sometime lose sight of that in the hustle and bustle of this world. Thanks for a beautifully-expressed poem, my friend. Continued blessings!

    -MJ (www.tgbtgpublictions.com)

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  2. Dear Maurice,
    So appreciate your response. I think practical life application is one purpose served by poetry.
    Blessings,
    Michael

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  3. Hello Michael,

    Simplistic, but speaks of the most precious and virtuous things in life. I thoroughly enjoyed this one. Thank you for sharing!

    All My Best,

    Ken

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    1. Dear Ken,
      Sometimes less is more, especially in poetry.
      So pleased you noticed.
      Michael

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  4. A simple yet creative way to draw our attention as to how we manage our daily life. It is mainly a case of priorities. Thank you for sharing your musing. Regards, paul

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  5. Dear Paul,
    Appreciate your comment.
    Thank you.
    Michael

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  6. Your message of what should be most important in life glows brightly in this wonderful poem Michael! Three cheers! Connie ; )

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  7. Dear Connie,
    So appreciate your sensitivity--the poem is all too true about me through much of my life! Trying to make up for it now as a grandpa.
    Blessings to a new friend in poetry,
    Michael

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  8. Work hard play harder it's all about Priorities I love this Etheree!

    Nice one

    George

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  9. Dear Paul,
    I've typically poked fun at fortune cookie wisdom, however, such wisdom does from time-to-time translate into something we can use in life and in poetry!
    Michael

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  10. Dear Ndaba,
    I'm so pleased to receive your comment.
    I like to write poems that meet people where they live.
    Blessings to a new friend in poetry,
    Michael

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  11. A true and wise writing Michael, my dad liked my going to school, but was quick to use me to work on the ranch instead of going to school as part of my education. The school board was over ruled when they faced my dad. I love the wisdom in this life winning Fortune Cookie, an example for any life to follow.
    Yancy

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