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(13 September 1916 – 23 November 1990 / Cardiff / Wales)

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I've Got a Golden Ticket

I never thought my life could be
Anything but catastrophe
But suddenly I begin to see
A bit of good luck for me

'Cause I've got a golden ticket
I've got a golden twinkle in my eye

I never had a chance to shine
Never a happy song to sing
But suddenly half the world is mine
What an amazing thing

'Cause I've got a golden ticket
It's ours, Charlie
I've got a golden sun up in the sky

I never thought I'd see the day
When I would face the world and say
Good morning, look at the sun
I never thought that I would be
Slap in the lap of luxury'
Cause I'd have said it couldn't be done
But it can be done

I never dreamed that I would climb
Over the moon in ecstasy
But nevertheless, it's there that I'm
Shortly about to be

'Cause I've got a golden ticket
I've got a golden chance to make my way
And with a golden ticket, it's a golden day

Good morning, look at the sun'
Cause I'd have said it couldn't be done
But it can be done

I never dreamed that I would climb
Over the moon in ecstasy
But nevertheless, it's there that I'm
Shortly about to be

'Cause I've got a golden ticket'
Cause I've got a golden ticket
I've got a golden chance to make my way
And with a golden ticket, it's a golden day

Submitted: Tuesday, March 30, 2010


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  • Thomas Vaughan Jones (2/6/2014 4:57:00 PM)

    Willie Wonka rides again. I always wanted to be an Oompah Loompha man. Roald dahl was one of the post WWII greats for children's tales and poetry.

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  • Oludipe Oyin Samuel (6/11/2012 5:53:00 PM)

    Enjoyed every chunk of it!

  • Jann Rau (4/24/2012 4:58:00 AM)

    Such a lovely uplifting poem it was a joy to read.

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