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Games Of Chance
by Londis Carpenter

Sunday, October 26, 2003

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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 1/18/2004
"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 10/27/2003
:) 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 10/27/2003
Cheers cheers! Bravo! Encore! ~~~~ good write!
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 10/26/2003
So true! Thanks for sharing.
Reviewed by Ted Sheridan (Reader) 10/26/2003
I have a full house, but it couldn't beat this Royal Flush.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 10/26/2003
Thanks for sharing!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 10/26/2003
Great write!
Reviewed by Katy Walsvik 10/26/2003
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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