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The Gambler

The Gambler…

I asked my mother, she didn’t hear.
	I asked my father, he started to fear.
I asked my teacher, he didn’t know;
	turned toward me, ready to blow. 
I ask questions wondering why,
	what happens to us, when we all die?
What happens to grapes when become wine?
	sweet and sour, heavenly fine.
What happens to water when becomes cloud?
	Shouting and laughing thundering loud!
What is the meaning of life, as is?
	Learning to lose, losing it is!
Life is a gamble no winning hand.
	Sooner or later, losing demand.
Hope for a chance for one more game; 
        losing and losing no one to blame. 
We take chances, sometimes with Ace!
	Nothing is certain, but losing with grace.
Another chance, with another glance;
	wishful and happy ready to dance.
No matter aces, no matter kings;
	all of us losers, no matter kings.


Haloo
6/2014

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Date: 5/15/2018 5:27:00 PM
Very well penned Pashang, life is definitely a gamble and we have to hope we are dealt some decent ace cards during out life journey but we know one day we are going to have to fold. Take care my friend:-) hugs Jan xx
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Pashang Salehi
Date: 5/16/2018 2:46:00 AM
Thank you Jan... you are a great friend..
Date: 6/16/2016 1:39:00 AM
I really love this besides I play poker both metaphorically and literally.I will play a 2 and 5 off suit and smile.In other words.play the opponet not the cards.In writing,life,love and cards. Regards.Jai 7/7
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Pashang Salehi
Date: 6/16/2016 11:14:00 AM
Life is a gamble no winning hand sooner or later losing demand. Hope you play poker just for fun not for the money. Thank you for stopping by Perry
Date: 2/25/2016 3:34:00 AM
I loved reading this. Gave me doubts about why we live? Life is a gamble for sure. The piece is amazing, the follow. Terrific! Keep writing. Hugs, hudhaifah.
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Pashang Salehi
Date: 6/16/2016 11:15:00 AM
Thank you sister
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hudhaifah siyad
Date: 2/26/2016 12:45:00 AM
This is a brother. Lol
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Pashang Salehi
Date: 2/25/2016 10:22:00 AM
Thanks my dear sister... have no doubts...play one more hand and lose it gracefully ... see you around... pashang
Date: 2/18/2016 2:25:00 PM
Hi Pashang, life is a game. We play the hand we are dealt, the hand changing as we go along our time line, we win, we lose. We keep going forward, so many questions we ask of ourselves and our world, we are in search of answers. As long as i seek the answers i shall go on. The answer to the greatest question is still to come and i look forward to gaining that answer. An excellent write Pashang. Search out with the heart, the Soul, the mind. A seven heading for you. Have a good day....Vlad.
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Pashang Salehi
Date: 2/18/2016 5:42:00 PM
Hi Vlad, in a game of life, we're all losers, the only positive accepts of this game is to have another opportunity to play again and lose again.... Life is a gamble no winning hand. Sooner or later, losing demand..... pashang
Date: 2/8/2016 4:54:00 PM
I prefer to feel we all have a winning hand...... No pain, no gain. This excellent poem again shows that it is all in the mind and we only reach development by continually seeking answers to our questions. But as you said in a reply to another, seek with your heart as well as your head.... Ivor
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Pashang Salehi
Date: 2/8/2016 11:37:00 PM
By the way Ivor, this style is "masnavi" very similar to your style. It is a couplet with the spiritual and philosophical message with the same meter in each line. Pashang
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Pashang Salehi
Date: 2/8/2016 10:23:00 PM
By the way Ivor, this style is "masnavi" very similar to your style. It is a couplet with the spiritual and philosophical message with the same meter in each line. Pashang
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Pashang Salehi
Date: 2/8/2016 10:17:00 PM
Thanks Ivor, I inspired to write the gambler because of the teaching of "Rumi" (https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/875661.Rumi) He believed that we humans are in a game, a gambling game, and ultimately we are going to lose. We just seek opportunities (hands) to play one more and to lose one more.. ... Pashang