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A Card Game

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LindsayP
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0 posted 11-28-2008 09:38 PM       View Profile for LindsayP   Email LindsayP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for LindsayP


A Card Game was the topic for our monthly meet.                

                   A CARD GAME

A few of us were sitting round, all feeling rather bored,
Someone suggested a game of cards but he was totally ignored,
But we didn’t have much else to do and someone pulled out a pack,
“Let’s have a game of poker,” said my first cousin Jack.

“No, Euchre is a far better game,” someone else explained,
“No way,” said my cousin Jack, and he started to complain,
“What about a game of rummy,” it’s an easy game to foller,
Bill was really getting keen, he thought he could win a dollar.

Controversy held early sway so we put it to the vote,
Poker was the final pick and old Jack began to gloat,
“I’m always pretty good at this, I’ll beat you blokes for sure,
When I’ve skinned your pockets out you won’t come back for more.”

So five of us pulled up our chairs and cut cards to see who’d deal,
The thought I might win a bob or two certainly did have some appeal,
The cards were dealt around the group, all hoping for a straight,
Five dollars was the starting price and our pockets to deflate.

We all looked closely at our cards, while keeping poker face,
Summing up just what we had and accepting them with grace,
Some wanted two, some wanted three and one a complete new hand,
All hoping for a kitty win and our bankroll to expand.

Dollars five, Jack made his bet and someone raised it ten,
Another ten to take a look from my old mate Ben,
Two pair ace high, he threw them down, as eagerly he opined
“Not good enough,” Jack replied, “that won’t beat four of a kind.”

Half an hour of steady play, Jack winning nearly every hand,                        
It seemed strange to have such luck, did he have the whole thing planned,
I kept a close eye on the pack when it came Jack’s turn to deal,
I saw him slip a card from ‘neath the deck and his cheating to reveal.

“You cheating swine,” I yelled aloud, “you’ve been cheating from the start,”
And quickly pulled my hunting knife and stabbed him through the heart,
My blood pressure rose, I broke out in sweat and really felt choked up,
And then thank God the alarm went off and in great fright I woke up.

I lay there exhausted in my bed and thought, thank God it’s only a dream,
That I didn’t commit a family murder was a relief that reined supreme,
So next time a game of cards I play, I certainly will not gamble
Euchre will be my favoured game, I state that without preamble.
                                                                                                                      
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Robert E. Jordan
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1 posted 11-28-2008 09:46 PM       View Profile for Robert E. Jordan   Email Robert E. Jordan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Robert E. Jordan

Yo LindsayP,

Poker pays better than washing windows.  It's more fun too.

Bobby
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2 posted 11-28-2008 11:37 PM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Earth Angel's Home Page   View IP for Earth Angel

I was picking up a point or two about how to play poker ~ and then.... Gosh, I knew
that I'd never play a game with you in case you ever got the notion that I'd cheat! ~ Which, of course, an 'angel' would never do.

Then you woke up and I let out a sigh of relief. Mind you, I knew it had to be a nightmare because you are such a sweetie pie!

Enjoyed your very tall tale!

Sweet dreams!
Loveya!
Linda
Roniece Dawson-Bruce
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3 posted 11-29-2008 05:14 AM       View Profile for Roniece Dawson-Bruce   Email Roniece Dawson-Bruce   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Roniece Dawson-Bruce

Oh Lindsay, this was such fun to read.. well except about the stabbing part but then it was only a dream!   lovely gifting.. love RDB

Be kind at heart....for everyone you meet has their own battle to fight.........

nakdthoughts
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4 posted 11-29-2008 08:08 AM       View Profile for nakdthoughts   Email nakdthoughts   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nakdthoughts

I was certainly glad it was just a dream, too!


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5 posted 11-29-2008 09:06 AM       View Profile for HopeS   Email HopeS   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit HopeS's Home Page   View IP for HopeS

Wonderful tale you tell , when it came to the stabbing part , I knew it was not true because its something I know you could never do

Hope
Margherita
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6 posted 11-29-2008 09:14 AM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

Now, this is a cute write, dear Lindsay! Enjoyed it. And how good that it was just a dream. Poker can become an addiction, I have seen that happen. So I guess your intention of playing a quieter game is probably good advice.

Love, dear Aussieman.
Margherita
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7 posted 11-30-2008 07:48 PM       View Profile for LindsayP   Email LindsayP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LindsayP


To my very good friends, Bobby, Linda, Roniece, Maureen, Hope and Margherita,

Thanks everyone for taking the time to read and comment. I love you all, Take care.

Lindsay
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8 posted 12-01-2008 12:09 AM       View Profile for Alison   Email Alison   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alison

Hey count me in - I already have a full house!  This is fun, Lindsay.  Thank God Jack was saved by the bell.

Alison
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poor cousin Jack--stabbed in a dream (and, all over cheating) nice write...glad to see you resolved this with a nice moral to boot
LindsayP
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10 posted 12-01-2008 11:41 PM       View Profile for LindsayP   Email LindsayP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LindsayP


Alison and Steav' Thank you kind friends

For your kind comments. Have a great day
and take care
Bill Charles
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11 posted 12-03-2008 02:54 PM       View Profile for Bill Charles   Email Bill Charles   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bill Charles

LindsayP - please deal me in, but no knives or other weapons, h'aaaaaa...

BC
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12 posted 12-04-2008 03:57 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

You tell a very fine tale, sir! *S*
LindsayP
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Thanks Bill and Suthern for your always welcome comments, have a great day folks
and take care.

Lindsay
Earl Brinkman
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14 posted 03-30-2011 02:41 AM       View Profile for Earl Brinkman   Email Earl Brinkman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Earl Brinkman

Cute with an interesting ending.
 
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