Fourteen Fortune Cookie Fortunes ~ For NaPoWriMo Day 21

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My contribution to the National Poetry Writing Month and the Day 21 prompt “the poetry of fortune cookies” for NaPoWriMo—April 2013. 

Although it would be fun and there is something to be gained by rewriting Frank O’Hara’s Lines for the Fortune Cookies I decided to write my own. Here are all fourteen of them:

001. When things become difficult,
eat another fortune cookie.
And follow directions.
002. You will sleep before this time tomorrow.
Make good use of your awakening.
003. Choose your next fortune cookie carefully.
The right choice will be worth it.
004. You’ve lost something.  I’m sure you have.
Look in the last place you had it.
005. You need to make a list.
Add this to your done list and you will be fine.
006. Good luck will follow you 
when you walk out the door.
Look both ways.
007. You can’t put good fortune back into a cookie.
Make good use of this.
008. You have an idea that will benefit the world.
Write it down and do it.
009. You already know what to do to be healthier.
Follow through on it.
010. Never take other people’s fortune cookies.
It ruins the surprise. 
Who should have gotten this advice?
011. Slow down. Dessert will be available after your next meal.
012. Your car will need attention soon.  Pay attention to it.
013. You will become richer when you laugh more.
014. You will have fun when you are fun.


Be fun—Write Haiku or other Poetry every day in April (as well as all year round) – Aloha

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