A “March Madness” Limerick

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The NCAA basketball tournament is arguably the second biggest sporting event in America next to the Super Bowl. There are billions wagered and many millions of people participate in some type of bracket pool. This year, Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway is underwriting a billion dollar contest for Quicken Loans that is capped at 15 million entries. That is the only bracket contest I am in….and out of…after THE FIRST GAME of the tournament. I had Ohio State, my daughter’s alma mater.

My handicapping prowess speaks for itself. I have none. Friends call me for my picks so they can go the other way. They freak out when I tell them I like a team they bet on.

And it led to this –

A big part of the March Madness thrill –
Cashing in on bracket picking skill.
The “Kiss Of Death” Rule
Is when I pick a school….

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It could have been

Loly Rinn

It had become so routine
He kissed her and was gone
Forgetting the friend he had
Never knowing her heartache
Or hearing her cries
In a moment it could have been
Tears upon tears and questions
Just as the smiles had died
All sorrows abounding
But the light stepped in
Sparing the darkness befalling

© 2021 Loly Rinn
Photo by Kristina Tripkovic on Unsplash
From a personal anthology of bygone poetry

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