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On The River

Been being patient for say 
like twenty minutes
looking for that special weakness
You know the one where everyone
thinks your lying, with your eyes.

I been danmed if I do
and be damned if I don't
let you believe your holding
a better one than me
The truth is I'm ace and king
suited: two guns, awesome, beautiful
I've been playing sheep for tha last
four hours, callng, checking, waiting.
The flop was too, three of kind already
one diamond, the other a weary club.
Who are you? who beats  a hand like mine
Why are you always calm when you win.

Copyright 2010 by derrick burton

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  1. Date: 5/19/2010 1:02:00 AM
    Great free verse Derrick.Rgds Brian & thank you for your kind words.

  1. Date: 5/18/2010 4:04:00 AM
    It was a pleasure to read your poetry this morning Derrick. Thank you for your kind comments. I hope you have a wonderful day filled with inspiration. Love,Carol

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  1. Date: 5/17/2010 2:25:00 PM
    great write I really like how you are comparing "courting" to a game of cards! Light & Love

  1. Date: 5/17/2010 11:53:00 AM
    Interesting write...Keep the creative pen flowing..Sara