September/October 2015 2nd Place | “All The Shots”

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2nd Place
“All The Shots”
Samuel Herb
Jacksonville, Florida

I saw her from across the room
So I walked over and pulled up a bar stool

I made her laugh with my first line
I was hoping to make her mine
So I asked her for a dance
She said a guy like me aint got a chance

And I said,
I play the lottery knowing I wont win
I pray to God even when I
ve sinned
I spend my nights looking for love
And I was hoping that you
d be the one
Walking over here might
ve been a mistake
But you miss all the shots that you don
t take.

As I got up to leave
She took me by the hand
Said,
Is this just a part of your plan?
Well I laughed, said,
“What are you doing for the rest of your life?

She said, Lets just start with tonight. “

And I said,
“I play the lottery knowing I won
t win
I pray to God even when I
ve sinned
I spend my nights looking for love
I was hoping that you
d be the one
Walking over here might
ve been a mistake
But you miss all the shots that you don
t take.

Its a few months later
and today she
s walking down the aisle
The right kinda crazy, the right kinda wild

I played the lottery not knowing I would win
God sent an angel to forgive me of my sins
I spend my nights in the arms of the one I love

And I wake up next to the one
Walking over there sure wasn
t a mistake
And Im glad I took the shot, I almost didnt take

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