Dear Viv,

Try not to scream when you read this
It’s from future-you to present-me
Take heed, these words-do not dismiss
Pay close attention-so your eyes see

In three days you will play the lottery
The numbers you use will secure a win
Joy will fill you and our family
But this win will surely lead to tragedy

Keep just a tenth-pay all your bills
Give the rest away-let the money sail
Trust me in this- forfeit all the thrills
I write you with love as I languish in jail

©Vivian Zems

dVerse Poets Pub- Meet The Bar with a letter

The form of writing a letter to someone, real or imaginary is one of the oldest form of poetry dating back to Horace and Ovid and has been used throughout the history.