Poem: Not Me! video..

Not me!


You wicked sons

of slow learners

chasing those

big dreams

being caught

with coffee

jet black

attempting to

keep eyelids

from sealing

those cracks.

Trying to stay

awake by

letting them

hold the creme

having it straight

you are now

easily getting

caught with hook

line, misery,

broken dreams

that final dose

of gambling

infected with

this disease

hearing stories

of others with

Abundant life

without any means

and there you go

again , once more

pushing all in

Hoping to win

That biting urge

under your skin.

Mother saying

now tell me

my son this is

not happening.

now realizing

they were using

false promises!

Hypnotizing you

all free booze.

make believe win!

I have learned

all my lessons

about gambling

If you snooze

clear as gospel

going to loose.

No, I won't let

them get another

opportunity to

slam the door

knowing it's

only to trap me

leave me crying

making excuses

crocodile tears

selfishly lying!

Going crazy

after my momma

said to me

Son it's usually

once bitten.

that's all there is.

Forget everything

you heard abut

it being twice shy !

For quite some

time now I have

learnt a little

more than enough

of all I needed

to know about

that sickness

called gambling.

I have tearfully

watched families

Being destroyed!

I seen the shame,

the disgrace,

The horror

Tattooed on

loved on the faces

Of those whom

you managed

to have toyed.

I heard mothers

Preaching to

their Sons

and daughters

Repeating

the Hazards

the destructive

forces of Gambling

The Bible warned

The wages of sin!

Not me!

I have paid

my Dues

May have even

read about me

gamblers anonymous

even when ray

sings these blues.

So I now beg

to differ,

I bluntly refuse!

It's my life

Let it be my

dying wish

that I retain

that right to be

the only one

to choose!

And wisely say!


Not me!


Bless:


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Sky9106 4 years ago from A beautiful place on earth. Author

Eight years ? Well the last I think you said was 26 so into your thirties, not too bad, well not bad at all.

So are you still doing those novels or are you working on something else? Did you get engaged or married as you said .

Stay well bless.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

sky, i actually really enjoy school, which is good, because I have another eight years before I get my PHD!


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Sky9106 4 years ago from A beautiful place on earth. Author

Ok that's a new one , this reply thing . Thank you PDX there sre not too many things this life had not came across and took it as adventurous , and each and everyone of them thought me another lesson this I shall never forget. This is the reason I took this road , because of having things that youngsters can learn, and they have , it's always a proud moment when they say things like uncle sky, what do you do when? Whatever! Where I grew up the entire neighborhood was you mothers and fathers , they all can discipline you.

So it does take a community to raise a child.

I khope you have that monster under control, because regardless of which one it is , it will unload it's share of sad stories.

Thanks for such honest words on your part also.

Hope things are working out well with school , though you can't wait to finish.

Bless.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

sky, good work. while I've managed to make a decent living at gambling, I've seen people lose lives and homes over it. It can be so tempting to over indulge. Thanks for sharing and being honest!


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Sky9106 4 years ago from A beautiful place on earth. Author

Thanks senoritaa. I had had exactly 53 years of gambling to look at everything, and make decision giving life my final answer. To say what I am going to do , everything but suicide, is in play.

I saw is all and made my choice. I said Not Me , and wrote this poem.

Thanks for you interesting comment.

Bless.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzfCgycpoqs


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Senoritaa 4 years ago

You might say "Not me" but each breath of life is a gamble! Great piece.


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Sky9106 4 years ago from A beautiful place on earth. Author

Thanks "AE" and the only reason I did not use Kenny again, is because I know I will needs him again later. Sincere thanks always .

I left you my most favorite Micheal videos on a hub but I didn't hear that regular umph. But all is well as usual.

Bless.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

A lot of people have the fever..Free Booze, lose your money..Great lesson Sky..


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Sky9106 4 years ago from A beautiful place on earth. Author

Thanks Eddy , sincere thanks for your always encouraging words. Even now I as feel there is that which fell off it's perch is again ready to take it's rightful place. I being missed, but silently welcomed.

Sincere thanks.

Bless.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

A great hub which I am sure will benefit many who read.

I award this one an up up and away.

You are indeed very gifted.

Take care my friend.

Eddy.


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Sky9106 4 years ago from A beautiful place on earth. Author

Yeah brethren Frank I will repeat it. Once bitten twice shy, want to get hooked then later wonder why! I guess all you heard are stories of fantasy, while living in a real world. Maybe to you it's not real!

Many people will fight you down , when you speak truth. But in this exodus!

Bless.

YOU WERE SLOW TO LEARN!


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Sky9106 4 years ago from A beautiful place on earth. Author

I am quite proud, because t really don't take much. I know that you will say to me, that the hook had better be Silver .

But I know them blues they will hit for looks and spit out later.

They are the type of fish that sing the blues.

Take this with you . I believe that every fish have a possible story how it came into existence, and we can accept it , why is the Most High , such a mystery? Well not to me anyway , and I am not guessing , am looking at myself and Yessing.

Always love to hear your and Rasta's take on God Brother. ,because he exists with or without the Bible.

Bless.


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WD Curry 111 4 years ago from Space Coast

I have never had a problem with gambling. For real . . . I never win. Only a bluefish will hit a bare hook.


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

even out of the gate you come at it.. you wicked sons of slow learners.. LOL I'm sorry Sky.. but that was an insult that slapped hard LOL.. LOVED IT! this Hub open eyes.. and make the young go hmmm.. yeah Not Me.. Great Hub Sky..:)

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