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You've Got to Be in It to Win It - Poems About Gambling

John has been writing poetry since his school days. He was awarded the "Best Poet 2014 and 2021" Hubby Awards.

You've Got to be in It to Win It

You've got to be in it

If you want to win it.

That's how they spin it

To get you to enter it.


They think people dense

But some have more sense,

So please don't get tense.

If you win it's just cents.


Gambling's a habit,

Easy money, go grab it.

That's "get rich quick" bullshit,

So don't be a rabbit.

The Gambling Bug

A gambler's life is edgy,

The excitement never dies.

Play to win the hand you're dealt

And read opponents' eyes.


Don't fall for boasts and sneaky bluffs,

The truth is in the cards.

Keep a stony poker face,

You'll be ahead by yards.


Some will try to cheat you

And play an extra ace,

So always try to stay alert

But play the game with grace.


Many gamblers ruin their lives

Or go deep into debt.

The gambling bug's addictive,

You just have to place that bet.


© 2018 John Hansen

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