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Londis Carpenter

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Games Of Chance
by Londis Carpenter

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To tell a friend stories you've sworn to keep


Or talk of thoughts that never should be told,


Will gather to one trouble in a heap


 


And worry more than any heart can hold.


 


Id rather face a lion in his lair


 


Than risk what foolish pride considers treasure


 


For pride will force a soul to risk a dare


 


No gambler or casino  e'er  would wager 


 


The tongue that wont be held but loves to prate,


 


Gossip and boast, its ego to advance,


 


With self-promotion serving as the bait,


 


Will lure a man to play such Games Of Chance.


 



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Reviewed by Jim Dunlap
"Loose tongues" certainly can cause lots of problems. That's one of the disadvantages of working with lots of people. The gossip runs away with itself.
Reviewed by Erin Kelly-Moen
:) Sheesh, that Katy, she always reads a poem's heart so well, then leaves nothing for anyone else to say!! Just kidding, what I meant was, I echo Katy, Londis, this is one sweet read in its candence, and a great lesson couched with wisdom's learned sight.
Reviewed by Rodd Jokre
Cheers cheers! Bravo! Encore! ~~~~ good write!
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
So true! Thanks for sharing.
Reviewed by Ted Sheridan (Reader)
I have a full house, but it couldn't beat this Royal Flush.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Thanks for sharing!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Kate Clifford
Great write!
Reviewed by Katy Walsvik
Applause... Applause.. Standing O to you, dear Lonny! You have written something irrefutable, with style as bold as your subject, daring the reader to search for signs of recognition. I value nothing higher than trust. To trust and be trusted is the key to everything. Beautifully written. katy xox.
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