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Rolling the Dice


Rolling the Dice

With a roll of the dice
You can throw away your life!
Don’t let them entice you to try.
The temptation to win
Can be very, very strong
But you must learn to turn a blind eye.

The odds are too great
And you’ve too much to lose.
Don’t make the mistake
Of leaving it to fate
When luck is so fickle
And the prospect of winning so remote.

Picture: Greg Zaal, Blender 3D Art


Author: adeeyoyo

I am a middle-aged South African woman, living in Johannesburg. I began writing poetry towards the end of May 2010. I love animals – sometimes more than people! I am back after a break. Thanks for still being here, if you are! Missed you! xxx

19 thoughts on “Rolling the Dice

  1. Your poem should be used in the Responsible Gambling ad campaign!


    • Thanks, Cindy. I am struggling (not very successfully) with trying not to sound like I’m lecturing in this type of poem – like the Aids and Drunken Driving ones as well.


  2. I toally agree with Cindy……


  3. A message to all gamblers!!! 🙂
    “The odds are too great
    And you’ve too much to lose.
    Don’t make the mistake
    Of leaving it to fate”… But these four lines are more than just a warning to gamblers; a reminder to all of us..


  4. Indeed the fickle luck is at it again…lovely poem…I can relate… adeeyoyo


  5. It breaks my heart that people trust their dreams and future now to the roll of a dice… no more hard work and innovation – just lady luck…. 😦


  6. So true!

    It occurs to me that the last line might be changed so that the two verses match. How about something like:

    And those dreams of a win mostly fake.


  7. Very well done, Adee. It doesn’t come across as a lecture either.


  8. Hi, I enjoy your article. This is a cool site and I wanted to post a comment to let you know, nice job! Thanks Tammy

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