Saturday, May 7, 2016

Kentucky Derby And Mothers' Day Eve 2016

Prices for roses approaching Mothers' Day are always on an upward track
Each year higher, the prices never seem to fall back
Mothers are worth every rose even if the price were to triple
But now we know there is another inflationary ripple
Kentucky Derby Day is on Mothers' Day Eve
With huge garlands of roses the winner after two minutes of racing will achieve
Millions will be watching on TV especially the views of ladies with hats so fine
The latest in elegance and beauty, the latest in fashion design
Mint Juleps to enjoy while trying to decipher the odds that shift
Hoping perhaps that today Lady Luck in her Kentucky Derby hat will grant your long shot the winning gift 
Hours to enjoy the Kentucky hospitality and Southern Charm
Pouring over the predictions, scanning the odds waiting for the bets closing alarm
Alaska has the Last Great Race that lasts for miles and days
Only two minutes for the Greatest Two Minutes in Sports and then a huge garland of roses a new champion will display 
An American tradition and a perfect way for one to one's mother at the Derby entertain.
Even if your horse didn't win, never, ever about the price of roses complain  
© May 7, 2016, Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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