Poetry by Jeff Green


Straight Flush

by cricketjeff on June 30, 2010.  © Jeff Green, All rights reserved

You have to play the cards the way they’re dealt
A pair of twos or aces over kings
You wait until the cardboard hits the felt
And gamble on the luck each dealer brings

Don’t mark the deck or hide an extra ace
Don’t try to look at any other hand
Just smile and look the others in the face
Let them believe you truly understand

Don’t ever bet more than you want to lose
Or any less than you desire to win
Perhaps your fate won’t be the one you choose
But you won’t know until the games begin

So cut the cards and let the dealer deal
It’s up to you to play your life for real