You can’t get by in life without some gambling — in fact, each poem you write or even read is always a bit of gamble isn’t it? You might strike it rich with one, and then go bust with the next. Where do you turn to, to find the the right words that you need? Gambling can be scary, especially when it comes to games, chance, and money — the poems here reflect the escapist nature that gambling often has — the lure of sitting at a slot machine and hoping to strike it rich. These poems are entirely original, you’ll find them only at Shadow of Iris. Insert in a coin, and take a look!
Blue Satin Kiss, a poem
by Paul Bearer
She dances in a butterfly machine
Always calling for you to come clean.
Yes, she’s promises of plenty,
But only if you give her one more penny.
She whispers to you each time,
And she tells you it’s no crime —
Just slip in one more dime
Soon you’ll be sublime.
It’s a soft whisper among a din of noise
While you’re playing among all the boys.
It’s that promise of simple bliss
In the form of a blue satin kiss.
You can feel it deep in your groin
As you slip in one more coin.
Insert It In, a poem
by Rob Burr
machines flash and balls bounce
over pure glitz and pastel colors
that flash out visual tunes.
Smiling pretty girls in short skirts and aprons
walk about with menus demurely looking on;
blank faces that wait to see if you’re a winner
Grinding, pulling, inserting
lonely souls listening to a siren voice
that promises it all.
Your pockets itch
with coins that weigh you down
as in front of you scantly clad vamps
dance on a high tech screen to entice you
with the lure of plenty.
Yet when it’s over
though your pockets may be lighter
your heart will feel just a bit tighter.
Gambling can turn into a dangerous two-way street when you least expect it. Weird things happen suddenly, and your life can go all to pieces.
— Hunter S. Thompson
Okay, we set the stakes high here, but what did you think of our two poems about gambling? Were they worth a roll of the dice? Did you come up all sevens? We really hope you go lucky here! Don’t miss our next exciting poem, go the side bar and follow Shadow of Iris!