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Casino Cents

Written by Gail DeBole on July 24, 2013
Updated on July 27, 2013

Pennies for the slots
Add up quicker than you thought.

What makes you feel "cool"
Could make you a monetary fool.

Yahtzee...Whee!
Lost $2.50.

Won ten dollars!
Now I want to holler!

Price is Right!
Won $100 tonight!

The lights!  The sounds!
The glamour all around.

Up one  minute.
I  am in to win it.

Down the next.
Slots become threats.

Lady next to me
Is laughing guiltily.

Her credit card is maxed
And her self-control  too lax.

Know when to find the door
If you want to leave with more.

Or don’t over bet
so you won't Whee! into debt.


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  1. Date: 3/16/2014 12:09:00 PM
    Gail :) It was nice to see your poem featured in the poetry soups, home page this past week. Enjoy the coming week. Always & Forever *LINDA

  1. Date: 3/15/2014 10:15:00 PM
    Congratulations on your poem being featured this week. Read and enjoyed it, gail

  1. Date: 3/11/2014 10:31:00 AM
    Gail, CONGRATULATIONS, on having your poem featured on the soup's home page. I'm always enjoying The Soups top picks of the week. Take Care ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 2/8/2014 7:54:00 PM
    It's a pity hardly anybody will be taking your advice. Nicely written.

  1. Date: 7/26/2013 10:07:00 AM
    loved it last time I went I hit 2700 that was 5 yrs ago and havn't been back I sure need to tho lol great read and thansk for kind comment on my loony tune poem keep up great work

  1. Date: 7/25/2013 2:46:00 AM
    - We do not have such "temptations" in Norway, but it is surely exciting. - Pleased to read your new poem today Gail! - Have a nice day. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 7/24/2013 6:34:00 PM
    lol. An entertaining write, Gail. Good one, my friend. Licia :-)