Poems and Poetry

Big Bet at an Old-Timers’ Card Game | A Poem by Donal Mahoney

The morning paper says
Debbie Reynolds is 82.

Sixty years ago, the little doll
married Eddie Fisher,

balladeer back in our time.
Remember, Eddie dumped Debbie

and married Liz Taylor who
put the oomph in technicolor.

Then Liz dumped Eddie
and married Michael Todd,

the aging movie mogul.
Todd died in a plane crash

and Fisher’s dead now, too.
So’s the beautiful Ms. Taylor.

Tell me this before you deal again:
When Debbie gets her obit

which of us, and I’ll take bets,
will be around to read it.

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