Thursday, March 1, 2012

Verdigris Luck (A Mama Kat Writing Prompt)

This week, "chose" Mama Kat prompt number four for me: In honor of St. Patrick's Day, write a poem about a time you felt lucky.

Verdigris Luck

Things I always wondered about Wicked:

Who was changed for good?

Who defied gravity?

Who wanted to help someone else be Popular?

September, 2009:

Heading north for a bat mitzvah

Take the plane

Get the rental car

Check in to hotel

Take the PATH train

Everything on time

Arrive at the Gershwin.

Beat deadline to enter Wicked Lottery

One slip of paper with my name, one with Tenley’s

Two sets of crossed fingers

Eat pizza

Freeze, surprised at the September chill

Buy I Heart NY sweatshirts


How to pay for tickets if we’re not lucky

For a show about green, we need our own


Absorb city smells, city noises, city heights, city frenzy

Return to the Gershwin

Hundreds of hopefuls wait

Fingers still crossed

Hear staff call "Tenley Kiger"

Sigh of relief! Jubilation

Pay $25 per person

Get a cool button

Sit in front row

Marvel at winning the Wicked Lottery

Happy in a way that defies gravity

Understand the Popular song now

Have heard “verdigris” as a lyric

Changed for good


Here is one blogger's post about winning the Wicked lottery (it has some cool details!).

The official "scoop" on the Wicked lottery is here.

1 comment:

SUPAHMAMA! said...

Seeing "Wicked" is on my broadway bucket list. :) Can't believe you won the "Wicked" lottery!!! Amazing!!!