Friday, 17 December 2010
Magpie 45 - When the chips are down
Mary's off to the casino
she's looking to crack the jackpot,
sick of living in a stable,
fed up with this baby being born again every year,
she wants to move on.
She's an icon in stained glass
in every catherdal on the planet.
But does she benefit?
Does she get the royalties?
Then along comes the big break,
some artist gives her a red casino chip for a halo,
must be worth something.
It's a sign from ..............
then sees that the little one has a deck of cards attached to his head
This time she's not asking.
The temple of money is close by
and she's making a B-line for it.
She knows how luck works.
She was picked from millions of others
It's a don't ask questions world.
A don't look a gift ass in the mouth
She doesn't hesitate.
The little fella is only young
but he's showing a lot of promise.
He has a gift for numbers.
It's the roulette table she 's got in mind.
There's a concierge at the door.
Sorry luv, no sandals in the gaming room
and no children.
She's been brought up to be humble
but this is really getting up her nose.
Don't you know who I am
she challenges him.
I don't care if you're the mother of god
I gotta follow the rules.
I didn't make em.
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