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card houses

you build high your dreams
with these card houses
as you stack them against walls

yet your eyes are closed
to life, so how can you see
what it is you hold?

you think you hold all the aces
in those battered fists of yours?
(be careful of the winds)
they may come tumbling down

care to gamble,
take a chance?

I can tell you
before you place your bet
the deck's not full
it never really is
it's just a game
nothing more
nothing less
and you can never win

go ahead ante up
the stakes are high
when the pots full of fire
just be careful of the winds
they may huff and puff
and blow your house down

it was never balanced anyhow
you just never saw

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  1. Date: 7/25/2015 5:56:00 AM

    I really dig this piece. It's really thought provoking and interesting:) always, Laura
  1. Date: 7/5/2015 2:42:00 AM

    Hi Sandra, :) Wonderful poem, I enjoyed dropping by. Love SKAT
  1. Date: 6/16/2015 12:14:00 PM

    The perfect comparison Sandra; I don't know what else I could add. A wonderful analogy!
  1. Date: 4/15/2015 12:30:00 AM

    Wow creative metaphor and analogy poem. Makes us compare life to a house of cards and how it can collapse like them yes.As destiny plays our cards. Sometimes right at times we r in trouble. Kudos. Great to read u again.
  1. Date: 1/11/2015 5:38:00 PM

    Dear Sandra, I can tell just by reading this poem, your style is what I remember and love most about your writing. I believe you were a favorite at PFT. You may return anytime. Just let me know. I miss you and your awesome poetry. I hope this finds you well and happy. Hugs, Connie
  1. Date: 12/24/2014 12:11:00 PM

    came here to say Merry Christmas to one of my all time favorite poets. sure wish you would write and post again. Love ya, andrea
  1. Date: 10/27/2014 4:02:00 PM

    beautifully painted piece sandra
  1. Date: 9/24/2014 5:28:00 PM

    I second Andrea's comment! Please send Soup Mail...
  1. Date: 8/6/2014 12:40:00 PM

    I've never read you before now, and what a great place to start here at this house of cards!
  1. Date: 7/19/2014 9:58:00 PM

    Just here to say . MISS YOU..... WRITE something!!!
  1. Date: 5/21/2014 1:47:00 AM

    an exceptional piece. Well penned. Enjoyed reading it . Tfs
  1. Date: 5/17/2014 7:15:00 AM

    Very powerful and expressive! You show strength of character! very much enjoyed. // paul
  1. Date: 5/11/2014 3:41:00 PM

    Good incisive write Sandra..
  1. Date: 5/8/2014 9:56:00 PM

    Very insightful one, Sandra. Glad to see you back here in top form!!! It's REALLY good because I have missed you here.
  1. Date: 5/8/2014 10:59:00 AM

    wow the imagery in this poetry... I love your thinking... your style the process.. a true artist you a re.. Brooke
  1. Date: 5/7/2014 6:33:00 PM

    I love how your mind works. What an exceptional piece. Not surprising I expect nothing less from you. Bravo.
  1. Date: 5/6/2014 11:57:00 AM

    I'm thrilled by the taunt from the spirit of your game, my victory arrives in the kiss of playing the game. " When the pot is full of fire..." see what you need to see. This is an exciting write, love the attitude Sandra. J.A.B.
  1. Date: 5/3/2014 1:40:00 PM

    Hi Sandra, Powerful and exceptional write! WOW! Brilliant simply brilliant! Thanks so much for sharing this great write with us here:~) Peace, Deborah
  1. Date: 5/3/2014 1:22:00 PM

    Love you visual in this write great lines and perfect expressivism great job te and it's a enjoyed this write it's so truthful to life. nice job cheri
  1. Date: 5/3/2014 1:34:00 AM

    Hi Sandra. Let me be the first to say, this is a very good poem. Artfully crafted; skillfully written--and a pleasure to read. Kudos. Luv the ending...you just never saw. Says so much with so few words. That's poetry: economy of language. Hugs :) Mel

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