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Life Lesson's Poetry: The Toss of the Dice

Updated on June 27, 2013
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A single tear,

Rolls off my cheek,

Into the pool

We use to spend,

Our summers in.


The refreshing water,

Cool to the touch,

Could not

Put out the fire,

Burning inside of me.


I was raging,

The world was

Against me

And somewhere

Along the way

I forgot about you.


I forgot about them,

Their youthful laughter,

That used to fill

My heart with joy.

Our kids.


My family

Was complete,

But still

It was not enough.

I needed more


So I tossed

It all away

With the roll

Of the dice


Everything is gone

No more

The end

Welcome to

My new life.


Life Lesson

I wrote this poem as a reminder of what I lost, because of my selfish ways. I worked long hours at a thankless job just so I could make enough money to buy all the things I thought would make me happy. I ignored my kids, and missed those early years that I would give anything to have back. I gambled money away on get rich quick schemes that never paid off, and eventually my debts ate me alive.

If I had it to do over again, the only thing I would change would be to make a some more memories with the people I loved. Life has a way of revealing itself to you as you get older, and I realize that you have to appreciate the things you have and stop punishing yourself by chasing after the things you want.


I hope my lesson will go on to serve others who might have a chance to fix their mistakes before it's to late. Don't be a dummy. Appreciate the people in your life. Savor ever embrace, and make sure you make some good memories.

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    • DragonflyTreasure profile image

      DragonflyTreasure 

      6 years ago from on the breeze.........

      I can only imagine..I'm pulling for you

    • PHILLYDREAMER profile imageAUTHOR

      Jose Velasquez 

      6 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      I'm doing it, but its a tough road

    • DragonflyTreasure profile image

      DragonflyTreasure 

      6 years ago from on the breeze.........

      You don't realize what you have until it's gone......well written. Hang in there I know you can do it! Voted up

    • PHILLYDREAMER profile imageAUTHOR

      Jose Velasquez 

      6 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      I know this to be true. Recovering from gambling addiction and all.

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      ScRuTTy 

      6 years ago

      all it takes is a roll of the dice for us to realize life is not what we once saw it to be.

      well written and easy to read.

    • ashish04joshi profile image

      Ashish Joshi 

      6 years ago from India

      Is it somewhat what I'm taking it to mean?

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