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Poem by: ben hardstaff

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This is a poem i wrote after losing a lot of money in a casino in the carribean many many years ago. I have been clean from gambling for a long time now thankfully. It's as destructive as any drug or alcohol problem, if not moreso. If anybody reading this has a problem with gambling, seek help at gamblers anonymous. It works. Just take things one day at a time...

Summary

This is a poem i wrote after losing a lot of money in a casino in the carribean many many years ago. I have been clean from gambling for a long time now thankfully. It's as destructive as any drug or alcohol problem, if not moreso. If anybody reading this has a problem with gambling, seek help at gamblers anonymous. It works. Just take things one day at a time...

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Submitted: January 08, 2013

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I positioned my chips, and prayed for a win,

But numbers ignored came in time and again.

I'd sometimes bet evens, sometimes odds,

Then send prayers upstairs to the gambling Gods.

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But night after night, they failed to reply,

And with each losing bet: a mighty sigh.

With hindsight, it's clear, i was out of control,

Like a car thief whose chased in the porsche he stole.

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The first night i left over three hundred down,

With a forehead that sported the worlds biggest frown.

I'd been eighteen months clean, which aggrieved me the most,

Then along came that demon: my gambling ghost.

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When betting on black, reds came in,

Spin after spin after spin after spin.

"It's a mugs game this!" I'd often recite,

But guess who returned the following night?

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My gambling addiction is clearly innate,

A deep rooted problem within.

I gamble when life's in an unbalanced state,

When life's full of yang, but no yin.


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