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    • #9517

        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.

      • #9521

          Really good!

        • #9520

            If you were to gamble tomorrow,

            You’d deserve a good kick up the arse

            It would be a ridiculous venture

            Not at all an adventure

            Leaving your pockets and pantry sparse.

            Excellent poem Vera 10 out of 10.

          • #9519

              “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!!

            • #9518

                Oh Vera, you’re such a cool cat

                I just could not think of that

                “Farce” what a word

                I feel such a nerd

                In fact, like a bit of a prat!

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