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Twos, Threes, and One Eyed Jacks

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Twos, Threes, and One Eyed Jacks

Twos, threes, and one-eyed jacks,
And jokers thrown in too,
These were the wild cards in our poker game,
May seem a lot to you....
But four of a kind to open,
Somewhat evens up the score,
And this was a time of fun,
And we did much, much more

This was our "Military Club"
An idea I did cook up,
To give reason to live,
For old men lost to desperate time
Who's life otherwise passed by them
Turned out an idea sublime

All got ranks in our club,
My uncles were Majors, you see
My father I made the Colonel
And poor old lowly me...
A mere Lieutenant
To drive the staff car around
This became so important to them
My idea had been more than sound

We loved our pool halls
Like most women love a shoe store,
And took turns at each others houses,
And what's even more

After pool we'd have some beers
In one of our watering holes,
And after poker later
A good meal would enrich our souls

Ah, to go one more time
Out with them,
Alas most are gone
And all I have is memories
To help me carry on.

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