A Poem by Jamestown

Shuffling thoughts...


If only I could shuffle my thoughts as fast as a
blackjack dealer,

God knows I'm losing my mind as fast as the
poor dummies losing their money huddled around
those unforgiving tables,

The house always wins but I'm not even playing
I'm just trying to figure out what my next big move
in life is going to be and what I'm willing to lose,

So I'd better keep shuffling for now but soon I'm
going to have to cut the deck and gamble a little

I sure pray that this time my gamble is
worth the payoff, cause gambling on life and love
can really hurt in this crazy casino called life...

© 2015 Jamestown

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Agree with your thoughts.. but there again, not speaking of actual gambling but life: perhaps we have to take chances in order to discover our strengths and weaknesses. OK, there's always the chance of falling by the wayside, and, so cruel, how painful is that. But, to try climbing a mountain but only eaching the top of a hill, is better than just looking at it, surely?

Forgive me, but your finely tuned poem, the metaphorical aspect of it, immediately set me thinking and i imagine a deep thinker is satisfied by that.

Posted 2 Years Ago

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2 Years Ago

Fantastic! I agree with your review:)
Thanks for checking it out and b-blessed!

2 Years Ago

Just sometimes I get it right. Fine, fine writing.


I love how you displayed your thoughts. A great piece of work!

Posted 8 Months Ago

Very good write,sometimes life is a big gamble.Hope you play the cards right;-]

Posted 9 Months Ago

God is certainly Good ...all the matter what is exciting in our gambled choices guarantees but one "I will not leave nor forsake you" Heb. 13:5 so as we stumble around ...testing doors and windows .... we wonder how on the long and winding road...we got there ..but get there we do ;)

Posted 10 Months Ago

"The house always wins but I'm not even playing"

Nine words that explain a million unexplainable emotions. I really enjoy it. Thanks Brotha!

Posted 1 Year Ago

Love this piece....i think we all feel like that sometimes

Posted 1 Year Ago

Interesting analogy between life as a gamble and gambling in a casino. Sometimes the two feel similar.

Posted 1 Year Ago

What a relatable poem you've given us, James. I too feel like I'm constantly shuffling, sometimes afraid to gamble, sometimes gambling a bit too much. I hope one day it'll all pay off.

Great piece! Very well done.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 Year Ago

Thanks for checking it out and b-blessed!
Shuffling your thoughts thinking that problems of the mind can be solved on the level of the mind. Captured in conditioning, unaware of the deeper awareness.

Great stuff.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 Year Ago

Thanks for checking it out and b-blessed!
Woah...dope metaphor I really dig this, for the most part it's all about choices... Great piece. R x

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 Year Ago

Thanks again and b-blessed!
Nice. Life is a gamble, ,more times every day than we could possibly imagine. Every choice we have is gambling on the person we become, so a careless left turn here, or a double back there, and we are left thinking, is this who I am meant to be? For the most part we do a good job, but making it a great job is to know our limits and see our mistakes as what they are, errors in judgement we can learn from.
Great piece.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 Year Ago

Thanks for checking it out and b-blessed!

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