Swept Away



Years of drought hardened the ground
Impermeable terrain non-absorbent when rains came
Atmospheric river flowed down swept away everything around
Destroying property and lives just the same

Unlucky Chap played the lottery everyday
Till lady luck paid a visit with winning ticket
Bad luck followed him to casino swept his fortune away
Sweepstakes is ironic when you think about it

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Poetry found under a rug.

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Written on January 23, 2024

Submitted on January 23, 2024

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Quick analysis:

Scheme ABAB CXCX
Closest metre Iambic hexameter
Characters 380
Words 61
Stanzas 2
Stanza Lengths 4, 4

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