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Jake, The Queen of Hearts

Shyron has been writing poems from childhood for her family and friends.

Jake Heiman

Jake Heiman

Playing with the Queen of Hearts

The Poker friends of Jacqueline, known to us as Jake are extending our sympathy to her family and all her other friends with this poem.

The Queen of Hearts

Jacqualine “Jake” sat at the poker table to start

This would be her last and greatest game

To try to win her soul the devil would sit in

Jake was dealt a pair of Queens

The devil the Ace and King of clubs


Then came the flop three clubs, a two, a five and a ten

and everyone stayed in

The devil thought he’d win this game with his ace high flush

How could he lose? So, he raised the bet again.


Jake’s friends began to fold

When the Queen of diamonds came up at the turn

She knew she had a good chance and she went all in

When on the river the Queen of hearts came floating in


Jake knew she had nothing to lose

Even if she lost this game

She’d always led an exemplary life shaped by the Golden Rule

And her soul the devil could not win

The Moral of this Poem

If like Jake you play for the camaraderie

You will always win.

© 2020 Shyron E Shenko

Comments

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on January 01, 2021:

Shyron HAPPY NEW YEAR

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on December 31, 2020:

Bill, thank you so much for the comment and compliment.

Blessings my friend.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on December 31, 2020:

Mr. Happy, thank you so much for the comments.

Blessings my friend.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on December 31, 2020:

Peg, I too miss playing poker and all the other activities that I did before the pandemic. Think you so much for the comments.

Blessings my dear friend.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on December 31, 2020:

Peggy, I am sure Jake is resting in peace, thank you for your comments.

Blessings my dear friend.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on December 31, 2020:

Ruby, my gem of a friend you are right if we live by the golden rule the devil can never win.

Thank you for your comments and Bless you my dear friend.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on December 31, 2020:

John, thank you for the comment and compliment.

Blessings always my friend.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on December 31, 2020:

Ann, thank you for the comment, I am so glad you like my poem.

Blessings and hugs. SS

Ann Carr from SW England on December 18, 2020:

What a wonderful tribute to Jake, Shyron! I love the poem and the way the devil can't win - the rhythm is so good too.

I haven't seen anything of yours for a while - how did I miss this one?

Anyway, I got there in the end. I hope you are keeping well and that you have a wonderful Christmas. Also, that 2021 is a better year for all of us!

Hoping to read more of yours soon, Shyron!

Ann

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on December 15, 2020:

An excellent tribute to Jake. I am sure she would have loved it, Shyron. Great to see another article from you too. I really miss playing cards (poler, 500 etc) with friends and family. Stay safe.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on December 15, 2020:

I like the way you used a game of cards to showcase Jake's life. The devil can never win when we live by the Golden Rule.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on December 15, 2020:

May your friend Jake rest in peace. It sounds like she lead a good life and can now rejoice with those in heaven. I am sorry for your loss.

Peg Cole from North Dallas, Texas on December 15, 2020:

A delightful tribute to your dear friend. How I miss the days of playing cards with friends.

Mr. Happy from Toronto, Canada on December 15, 2020:

I used to play poker ages ago but just with close friends and always for dimes and quarters, nothing much really. It was okay to lose a few bucks anyway because it was always one of our buddies getting it.

Thank You for the words - may her Spirit rest well.

All the very best to You too - stay safe.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on December 15, 2020:

May Jake rest in peace, and may she always get dealt aces. Lovely tribute, my friend.

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