"1 in 2"

words & music © 2012, 2013 Lawrence Mark Lesser; all rights reserved      

I heard of chance in math class while glancing at Sue from afar;

Ev’ry outcome equally likely rolling a die or drawing cards.

And that gave me hope: she’ll either love me or she won’t,

So chances must be 1 in 2 that I’ll win Sue!


Now I got me ticket for the lottery: either I hit jackpot or I don’t.

So easy to win: I’m ready to spend, and I’ll try hard not to gloat

From my mansion, financed by this 50-50 chance

To make my dream come true me and Sue!


Bridge: But odds were “odd” ‘cause who would guess

Having 1 in 2 chances, twice with no success?!


It’s just as well we never jelled:  I know divorce hits 1 in 2.

And lottery’s no draw for me: my ping pong ball days are through!

Yeah, I’m movin’ on-- what I knew was wrong:

There’s more to chance I must pursue, like 1 in 2.  

Will skies be blue? 1 in 2.