I don’t know about this.
Should I toss my hat in the ring?
I have a poor track record –
I’ve never won anything.
With this life ledger I keep
I tend to run in the red.
Never, ever in the black
always a step behind instead.
So, when they announced at work
we were having a contest
for the ugliest Christmas sweater
I didn’t lose any rest.
If I know the way my luck works
and after 41 years I oughta
I knew I didn’t stand a chance.
Not the slightest iota.
What if I tried?
Just a little effort and not too much.
So when I lose
I wouldn’t care about such and such.
Ten minutes of effort
is all I put into it.
No more, no less
I’m not in it to win it.
My attire was pathetic
so imagine my surprise
when my name was called
as the winner of the prize.
I don’t know what to say that’s for sure
because this business is a first for me –
taking home the box of chocolates
that served as the winner’s trophy.
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