The Fortune Teller     It was a warm September day in New York City Where a street bum like me would get no pity Stumb...
<ul><li>Where you are at and where you are going </li></ul><ul><li>I am Gypsy Di and all knowing </li></ul><ul><li>Whether...
<ul><li>She pulled me in from the autumn fold </li></ul><ul><li>&quot; Come in you poor soul </li></ul><ul><li>Sit down an...
<ul><li>You may be drunk and tipsy </li></ul><ul><li>That matters not to this Gypsy </li></ul><ul><li>For I came to serve ...
<ul><li>At first I doubted its worth and thought it odd </li></ul><ul><li>A ball of glass must be a fraud </li></ul><ul><l...
<ul><li>She smiled while awaiting my answer </li></ul><ul><li>I looked at this beautiful lady who could have been a dancer...
<ul><li>Hey I thought, what do I have to lose </li></ul><ul><li>I'll soon be on my way with another bottle of booze </li><...
<ul><li>&quot;Ok, kind sir, let us begin </li></ul><ul><li>Remember I am your friend </li></ul><ul><li>And it will be only...
<ul><li>I see faces that number eleven </li></ul><ul><li>With eyes turned toward Heaven </li></ul><ul><li>The last has hor...
<ul><li>I see a calamity you can not understand </li></ul><ul><li>Oh, my poor sweet man&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>&quot; Hey...
<ul><li>It won't affect me because it will be far away </li></ul><ul><li>I'll say goodbye to you this warm September day <...
<ul><li>An old man makes his way from Queens to Manhattan </li></ul><ul><li>His clothes are ragged and he will never wear ...
 
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The Fortune Teller By Winston W Wallace
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The fortune teller

  1. 1.     The Fortune Teller     It was a warm September day in New York City Where a street bum like me would get no pity Stumbling down  a dirty sidewalk in Howard Beach For me all the good things in life seemed so far out of reach &quot; Come in my good man, come in my good man Let me give you a reading and perhaps you will understand
  2. 2. <ul><li>Where you are at and where you are going </li></ul><ul><li>I am Gypsy Di and all knowing </li></ul><ul><li>Whether you live in a penthouse or cellar </li></ul><ul><li>I can help you, I am a fortune teller&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>The sweetest voice had just spoken to me from behind a door </li></ul><ul><li>I must see her and find out more </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>She pulled me in from the autumn fold </li></ul><ul><li>&quot; Come in you poor soul </li></ul><ul><li>Sit down and have some cold tea </li></ul><ul><li>Let me tell you a little about me </li></ul><ul><li>I am of the Roma people and I get no respect </li></ul><ul><li>For the way I dress and my dialect </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>You may be drunk and tipsy </li></ul><ul><li>That matters not to this Gypsy </li></ul><ul><li>For I came to serve all </li></ul><ul><li>You see when I was a little girl I heard the call </li></ul><ul><li>To share my gift with others with this crystal ball </li></ul><ul><li>My mother gave it to me when she departed this world </li></ul><ul><li>That was the only thing she left to her little girl </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>At first I doubted its worth and thought it odd </li></ul><ul><li>A ball of glass must be a fraud </li></ul><ul><li>Just a scheme to prey on the superstitious weak </li></ul><ul><li>A scam to extort the anxious meek </li></ul><ul><li>How is it possible to predict events that have not taken place </li></ul><ul><li>By staring into the crystal ball's face&quot; </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>She smiled while awaiting my answer </li></ul><ul><li>I looked at this beautiful lady who could have been a dancer </li></ul><ul><li>An actress or a teacher or a nurse </li></ul><ul><li>I opened my wallet and she said &quot; close your purse </li></ul><ul><li>I want no money for this reading </li></ul><ul><li>For it is not material things I am needing </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Hey I thought, what do I have to lose </li></ul><ul><li>I'll soon be on my way with another bottle of booze </li></ul><ul><li>I can hang here a few minutes and get my fortune read </li></ul><ul><li>In fact I can't wait to see how soon I'll be dead </li></ul><ul><li>It's not like I have anything going for me </li></ul><ul><li>And on top of that she is going to do it for free </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>&quot;Ok, kind sir, let us begin </li></ul><ul><li>Remember I am your friend </li></ul><ul><li>And it will be only words of truth I send </li></ul><ul><li>I see faces in my ball that number nine </li></ul><ul><li>They all look so happy and fine </li></ul><ul><li>Except the last has tears in her eyes and a voice that cries </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>I see faces that number eleven </li></ul><ul><li>With eyes turned toward Heaven </li></ul><ul><li>The last has horror on her face </li></ul><ul><li>As if this can not be taking place </li></ul><ul><li>I see fire in the sky and I see people die </li></ul><ul><li>I see people scream and say why </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>I see a calamity you can not understand </li></ul><ul><li>Oh, my poor sweet man&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>&quot; Hey lady, that's pretty good &quot; I said </li></ul><ul><li>At least it won't be me that's dead </li></ul><ul><li>Sounds like there is going to be a war somewhere </li></ul><ul><li>Well I have to be going because I really don't care </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>It won't affect me because it will be far away </li></ul><ul><li>I'll say goodbye to you this warm September day </li></ul><ul><li>For I must be making my sojourn over to Manhattan town </li></ul><ul><li>To see an old friend who I have let down </li></ul><ul><li>I 'll just have time to sober up before I see him </li></ul><ul><li>Thanks for the reading and the fortune telling whim&quot; </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>An old man makes his way from Queens to Manhattan </li></ul><ul><li>His clothes are ragged and he will never wear satin </li></ul><ul><li>Soon things like that will have little meaning </li></ul><ul><li>For his fate has been foretold by the crystal ball's gleaning </li></ul><ul><li>Of the Gypsy Di who did not lie </li></ul><ul><li>Tomorrow he will see Heaven </li></ul><ul><li>Day Two Fifty Four, September Eleven </li></ul>
  13. 14. The End
  14. 15. The Fortune Teller By Winston W Wallace

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