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Poem: Life's A Gamble

I am a writer. My passion is poetry. I feel words connect people together and help us to understand the feelings we share.

Poem Summary

"Life's A Gamble" is a short poem about life.

We take risks in life every day.

Taking chances on love & friendship just like a gambler.

Sometimes a lucky star shines down upon us & we toss the dice just right.

"Bruce Springsteen ~ Roll The Dice"

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Life's A Gamble

A gambler knows he must take a risk

but isn’t that how we live each day of our life?


We take a chance on love

knowing it might break our heart,

we take a chance on friendship

knowing we might get stabbed in the back,

yet, we still take one step forward

risking it all.


Once in awhile, a lucky star

shines down upon us

and we toss the dice

just right.

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Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well.

— Josh Billings ~ THEDAILYDIRECTION.COM

"Kenny Rogers ~ The Gambler"

© 2021 BRENDA ARLEDGE

Comments

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on August 30, 2021:

We take risks every day

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on August 26, 2021:

Amani

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on August 24, 2021:

Life is about taking chances

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on August 23, 2021:

Taking risks is natural

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on August 22, 2021:

We take risks everyday

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on August 22, 2021:

Life

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on August 21, 2021:

Take ths risk

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on August 21, 2021:

Life is a gamble

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on August 21, 2021:

Risks in life

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on August 21, 2021:

Umesh

Thank you so much.

Have a great weekend.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on August 20, 2021:

Nice composition. Well presented.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on August 20, 2021:

Misbah

Thanks for reminding me with this song.

Gotta lose it all before we see...

Risk it all for love.

Nice one.

Bredz

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on August 20, 2021:

Amara

Thank you.

It is one big gamble...but we all take it.

Have a great night.

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Poets on August 20, 2021:

Ha Ha. Bredz, why not? When Love is from above so just risk it all for Love. Do you remember this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5JBNxt995Y

Blessings and Hugs!

Amara from Pakistan on August 20, 2021:

Life is full of risks and we have to take chances, sometimes it turns out to be good and sometimes bad. True!! life itself is a gamble. Lovely write up.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on August 20, 2021:

Misbah

Awe...you are a hopeless Romantic at heart.

Risking it all.

Take care gal.

Bredz

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on August 20, 2021:

Vidya

Thanks for reading.

It is by his grace that we make it, but those choices are ours to make.

Have a great day.

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Poets on August 20, 2021:

Bredz, thanks for sharing this beautiful poem. If it is for love just risk it all.

Blessings and Hugs

VIDYA D SAGAR on August 20, 2021:

True, we face risks every day. When Providence helps us to get through, we are lucky. Thanks for sharing.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on August 20, 2021:

Manatita44

Thank you.

I think I've tossed those dice a few times...lol.

Have a great day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on August 20, 2021:

Janis

Thank you.

I don't know where I'd be without his grace.

Life can certainly take one off course.

Enjoy your day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on August 20, 2021:

Peggy

Thank you.

I'm glad you enjoyed this one.

Try as I might to plan life...it doesn't go as I plan.

Have a good day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on August 20, 2021:

Rozlin

Thank you.

Take care.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on August 20, 2021:

Asaf

Thank you so much!

Sometimes my thoughts wander to reality.

Take care.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on August 20, 2021:

Rosina

Thank you gal.

It's just part of our everyday life.

Have a good day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on August 20, 2021:

Maryam,

Thank you.

We take risks everyday. Sometimes we just don't realize it.

Have a great day.

manatita44 from london on August 20, 2021:

I presume you tossed the dice right Brenda. A gamble all right! Lovely poem!

Janis Leslie Evans from Washington, DC on August 20, 2021:

Yes, Brenda, life sometimes feels like a crap shoot. But thank God for grace and divine intervention. Thank you for this reality-based poem.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on August 20, 2021:

While we plan each day, we never know what might crop up. So in that sense, yes, life is a gamble. I liked that last quote by Josh Billings, and, of course, your poem.

Rozlin from UAE on August 20, 2021:

Beautiful poem, Brenda.

Asaf Shah Khan from Swat on August 20, 2021:

The facts in verses ! Amazing poem based on reality.

Rosina S Khan on August 20, 2021:

Yes, life is like a gamble. We must take risks every day to gain something good. Beautiful thought. Beautiful poetry, Brenda. Thanks for sharing.

Maryam Fatima from Pakistan on August 19, 2021:

Very true,we can't find anything good or bad without taking risk.

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