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Below is the poem entitled THE SUPERSTITIOUS GAMBLER which was written by poet delysia hendricks. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Fate knocked me down with two balled fists
robbed me of all with evil twists
disabled and a mass of pain
and left with naught of lifetime’s gain

Rock-hard times hit, no friend in sight
no-one to share my sorry plight
cash ebbed and dwindled at fast pace
starvation hence was what I faced

Disturbing thoughts kept creeping in
e’er prompting:  try your greatest sin
compulsion tore apart my soul
just one last time; might reach my goal

Pep-talked  myself: don’t be a fool
to challenge Fate without your tools
addicted gambler to the core
slowly my hopes began to soar

With quickened step I pack my load
dead rabbit’s foot and ear of toad
two badger teeth, balls of live bull 
a multi-coloured skein of wool

And last a gift from one enthroned
most prized, a yellow opal stone
gained courage with a swig of rum 
watch out casino, here we come

I settle in, touch wood of chair
and deftly yank one lock of hair
I line up all my lucky charms
for further luck pinch left-side arm

I moist my lips, give one deep sigh
my opal stone winks back, a-fire 
strong presence in my orb I feel
sense Lady Luck spinning her wheel

Still certain I will bear no loss
I rub each coin twixt fingers crossed
the greedy slot accepts them keen
I close my eyes, spell L-U-C-K-Y B-E-A-N

Incensed, I pull the lever down
the gong rings down with loud resound
a rapid blink, open-mouthed stare
I've just become a millionaire!!!

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  1. Date: 5/20/2013 5:20:00 PM
    What a fantastc poem!!!! Your lucky charms strangely captivating!!! Oh...I hear Kenny Rogers singing in the background as you rake in the money!!!! Great win on this poem, Licia.

  1. Date: 5/19/2013 11:27:00 AM
    Congrats on your win. AO

  1. Date: 5/18/2013 8:45:00 AM
    I always know whenever I read one of your poems I will be entertained to the core...This one started out so sad and serious and then...Surprise! (Did you really win a million dollars?) - Tim

  1. Date: 5/17/2013 7:00:00 PM
    Ohhhh.great....wish !!!!! Great in a million..haha...congratulations

  1. Date: 5/17/2013 5:51:00 PM
    Congratulations with your awesome poem. Delysia, thanks for supporting my contest. always~ LINDA

  1. Date: 6/25/2011 2:03:00 PM
    Hi Delsia, I love your good luck charms and the whole poem tells a marvellous story. Thanks for your visit, I appreciate your kind words. I have read every one of yours and love them all. I'm waiting for more so keep the pen flowing! Luv E :)

  1. Date: 6/5/2011 9:18:00 PM
    wowie, this is a pretty cool poem. I was not expecting it to get so exciting!! And you ended it on a GREAT note instead of making it be a cautionary tale against gambling. Love it!

  1. Date: 5/10/2011 3:49:00 PM
    LOL I never gamble, Delysia. Don't think I could handle the stress. But, ah, the reward of becoming a millionaire! You really have a cool sense for rhyme and meter that add to this very funny poem! Thanks for your comments. Was hoping to see some new work from you. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 4/19/2011 4:29:00 PM
    yes this one brought smiles of this very creative and funny piece you wrote.

  1. Date: 4/17/2011 3:00:00 PM
    Hello Girlfriend! another super smooth pen, me Squiff. bugger all to suggest to improve. pukka!. may this poem come true. much love, xxxxxx. eph.

  1. Date: 4/17/2011 8:27:00 AM
    I love all of the good luck charms the gambler takes with him/her. Very clever!

  1. Date: 4/17/2011 5:46:00 AM
    Great poem, Delysia - and as for the ending, well, one day, you never know... : )

  1. Date: 4/17/2011 5:20:00 AM
    Wow, I'm sure glad you joined PS, delysia. Your postings are great. Enjoyed everything you've written. Keep "em comin". Awesome piece. Have a super weekend, 'specially since you're now a millionaire! Ha Ha. xxxRalph

  1. Date: 4/17/2011 3:51:00 AM
    Terrific little story Delysia, I so enjoyed this. Have a lovely weekend....:)

  1. Date: 4/16/2011 6:44:00 PM
    Wow Girlfriend I could read your poems all night, but then again me wife would suspect me of having an affair hehe. Awesome as usual. MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!