Every Card A Dangerous Turn

Hearts and Diamonds

Clubs and Spades

Razor blades and hand grenades

Every card a dangerous turn

Every deal a lesson learned

Cards are dealt and cards are played

Some will fold, some will stay

A game they say, or is it more

Never knowing what’s in store

One by one across the table

Place your bets; if you’re able

Watch their eyes and facial features

Test them on their bluff procedures

No points or line; no teams are named

The house rules have been explained

Ante up and take your chances

Without a care of your finances

Liars poker, add the joker

Hoping for a hand of clover

Diamond flush is such a rush

A hand of kings will make you blush

Several pair when held together

Feeling light, just like a feather

Random cards, but all are mixed

Time to fold or be eclipsed

Texas Hold‘em and Crazy Four

Hoping for that mighty score

Random draw of Casino War

Out of funds, then out the door

Winning streaks and easy money

Single guys might find a honey

Rooms are comped and food is free

All without a guarantee

The Winner’s Circle big attraction

Momentary feeling of satisfaction

Count your dollars and your tokens

The streak you’re on will soon be broken

Cash ‘em in and take it home

Hit the stores, enjoy a show

A gamblers life of risk and reward

Some are hated, some adored

A few are rich, but most are scraping

Victims of their own decision making

Bluff or hold, or take a card

Going down and going hard

A King, a Queen, a Jack and junk

Another drink; don’t get drunk

It’s your choice to raise or check

Or drop your cards down on the deck

Another hand, another fold

Playing cards is getting old

You could be snoozing

But instead you’re losing

A bit by bit and then that’s it

The House has taken every penny

You and me and more and many

Remember as you feel the burn

You were warned about the turns

R J Schwartz

I write about everything and sometimes nothing at all.I'm fascinated by old things, rusty things, abandoned places, or anywhere that a secret might be unearthed.I'm passionate about history and many of my pieces are anchored in one concept of time or another.I've always been a writer, dating back to my youth, but the last decade has been a time of growth for me.I'm continually pushing the limitations of vocabulary, syntax, and descriptive phrasing.

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R J Schwartz

I write about everything and sometimes nothing at all. I'm fascinated by old things, rusty things, abandoned places, or anywhere that a secret might be unearthed. I'm passionate about history and many of my pieces are anchored in one concept of time or another. I've always been a writer, dating back to my youth, but the last decade has been a time of growth for me. I'm continually pushing the limitations of vocabulary, syntax, and descriptive phrasing.

2 thoughts on “Every Card A Dangerous Turn

  • July 5, 2018 at 11:47 PM
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    Always, the next card might bring on the win – so they keep playing and losing. I worked in a xxxxxx and saw the same people every day as they spent all their money because the next hand just might make them rich. Winning big is rare. Great work, Ralph – I love it !

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  • July 7, 2018 at 10:02 AM
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    I like to play cards my friend and never had an issue with being able to walk away – others I know have not been so lucky – I loved this Ralph and great job.

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