If I were to gamble tomorrow
I would have to start planning today
Arrange to have funds on the ready
(Where there is a will, there’s a way!)
I would need to devise a tall story
To cover my tracks for a while
To reach the nearest casino
Involves travelling many a mile
Yes, if I were to gamble tomorrow,
I would need to have started last week
To give seven days notice for savings
That are “tied up”…or else , I could speak
To a “soft touch” friend cum enabler
Who was conned and deceived in the past
And concoct some believable drama
To convince them I need money fast.
Every time in the past when I gambled
I always planned well in advance
I needed time, money and access
(Gambling never happens by chance)
What many CGs call a “slip”
For me was more like a “plan”
I would plot and manoeuvre in secret
To remove every barrier or “ban”
The devious scheme would develop
In my mind for nights and for days
Resulting in an obsessive intention-
To conjure up new gambling ways.
Today my thought process is different.
I refuse to call gambling a “slip”
If ever I choose to gamble
I know I will quickly lose grip
Of every bit of reality
That the last twenty months have restored
So planning to gamble tomorrow
In my mindset will never be stored.
“Rock bottom” would sound a bit more polite (HA!)
Perhaps more effective and less of a fright
Ridiculous ventures, risky plans and the like
Such things are no longer part of my psych.
While avoiding the “A” word that rhymes with “sparse”
Remember that gambling is all a F A R C E!!