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 ( -- Wednesday, June 28 2006, 03:17 am

so true

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 ( -- 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 ( -- Wednesday, June 28 2006, 11:03 pm

Thank you, Barb and John

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 ( -- Thursday, June 29 2006, 02:33 am

good reply

Ha Ha Marion choose your card player
Name:                                           Remember Me

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