Subject: Under the Boardwalk
From: Christopher W. Thomas (poetlaureate@poetic.com)
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Date: Sat June 26, 1999 at 9:06PM

Under the Boardwalk


On this very date in eighteen hundred and seventy
A quite small event ushered in one signifying plenty
For the first section of the boardwalk was opened
In Atlantic City, New Jersey ... a place of hoping ...

For now it provides a home for gamblers to come
So they can try their luck at beating the odds, tons
Which is an impossible feat ... and this many will find
For gambling, after all, is a game, played in the mind

- Tristram

Christopher W. Thomas
8pm Saturday, June 26th, 1999