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I Used To

7 come 11, a little taste of heaven.
Red or black or a black jack.
A little luck or a little knack.
Once it's gone, it ain't comin' back.

The end is always on it's way.
That's the truth, what can you say?
Roll the dice and start to pray.
That tomorrow you've still got play.

All the answered souls have bought their ticket.
To see the show and find their seat.
Lifeless, shadowy trolls say, you can stick it.
Waiting for an answer to their defeat.

Nobody starts out this way.
Nobody always gets their way.
Given a choice, nobody would stay.
In the shadows with no light of day.

I used to think it would be alright.
A hopeful glow used to always be in sight.
I used to, now it just ain't right.
To be so foolish in my hopeless blight.

Copyright © robert johnson

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  1. Date: 11/4/2012 6:33:00 PM
    ...sometimes it comes back...depending on what it is....this one made me think, nicely crafted!

  1. Date: 11/3/2012 4:32:00 PM
    If dice don't work, let's try cards,maybe with luck and some skill we can dothe job. How about it pardner? Great write Robert,I see no one was a winner! Lve, Lizzie

  1. Date: 10/24/2012 4:04:00 PM
    aw.... still no new one!!!

  1. Date: 10/24/2012 7:15:00 AM
    Roll the dice and get the price; Roll the dice and let the mice ... eat everything from your table? (¨-¨) Never, never, never shall we do it any more, Robert? We all used to and thanks to your poem, we're going under the true light, the true hopeful glow ahead. Let's go ahead... Nice write, as usual! Ciao, Hanitra!(^_^)

  1. Date: 10/24/2012 6:03:00 AM
    We spend too much of our time in the shadows of life....caught in the turmoil of living's strife. In the darkness, hopelessness shadows the shadows of life. Always remember the shadows only exist because of the light....Enjoyed reading your poem !! May you always see and embrace the light !!

  1. Date: 10/22/2012 4:00:00 PM
    oh, sad one!!! but I really enjoy this one, and I appreciate your fun rhymes on comments to my poetry. Keep up your creative pen, Robert!

  1. Date: 10/22/2012 10:48:00 AM
    gambling is luck,never last forever,wise write Robert