The Card Game
Author: Marion Carroll
Shuffle the deck and cut the cards.
Place your bets on the table.
Play the hand that you were dealt,
and risk it all, if you're able.
Be mindful of the cards you trade.
Discard the bad, and pray:
you'll want and need what comes up next,
so in the game, you'll stay.
Two of a kind, can build a full house,
and if a wild card comes into play,
you can use it to build a winning hand,
or simply, throw it away.
But if you find you have to fold,
put a smile on your face.
It's good to know when you have lost,
and best to leave with grace.
No matter what you win or lose,
what matters is how you play.
There will be other chances in life.
Tomorrow is a new day.
(Love is a risk, to some, it's a game.
So beware of the wily Joker.
You can get royally flushed,
when you're played at love, like Poker.)
Comments on this poem/writing:
|barb (126.96.36.199) -- Wednesday, June 28 2006, 03:17 am|
This explains everyday life. Life is like love we take our chances. Life is a game of chance and so is love. good message
|John F (188.8.131.52) -- Wednesday, June 28 2006, 09:56 pm|
Very well written indeed. I like the way the card suits are interwoven with the storyline. Excellent verse
|MC (184.108.40.206) -- Wednesday, June 28 2006, 11:03 pm|
truthfully, I don't know squat about poker. I just know terminology...LOL. If I ever played the game, I'd lose all my money and my clothes. (although, depending on the person I was playing with, not necessarily in that order!)
|barb (220.127.116.11) -- Thursday, June 29 2006, 02:33 am|
Ha Ha Marion choose your card player wisely.lol
Click here to read other Poems by Marion Carroll
Copyright©2017-1999 by Rebecca R. Hammack
COPYRIGHT NOTICE: All Rights Reserved. No part of this website, including all pictures and written words, may be reproduced or copied in any manner from this website without permission of the original author of the work. All poetry and pictures herein remain the sole property of the original author and/or copyright owner. All poetry on this website has been submitted by the original author of the work. To contact any author of the work please e-mail: email@example.com so the proper person may be notified.