I am a gambler (On Tap #1)

I am a gambler (On Tap #1)

A Poem by Inkcognito

Hair of the Dog Group challenge: Tap 1


I am not a writer
nor a poet
or an artist
I am merely a
lost soul
gambling with
mere scribbles
on sheets of paper


the gamble pays off
rendering me rich with joy
pride and satisfaction
sometimes it does not
and I remain feeling lost
disappointed and thoroughly


© 2011 Inkcognito

Author's Note

For the Hair of the Dog group challenge
An addiction to the gamble with words...? Does that even count?

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NOPE.... doesn't count. You put too much hard work into your writings for us to consider it gambling. What you do deserves it's reward. Rewards from gambling happen randomly. Yours, my dear, is a talent.

Posted 9 Years Ago

haha nicely done...this reminds me of me I consider myself a chemist mixing words to create new formulas...love it!

Posted 9 Years Ago

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I totally understand - great analogy with gambling..now I understand why I am so poor....LOL

Posted 9 Years Ago

I think thats a great twist on the addiction theme, and it worked well, for dont we all gamble with words, cast them down like a fisherman throws his net, hoping for a great catch.

Posted 9 Years Ago

You just need to gamble right :) ... which mostly you do !

Posted 9 Years Ago

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i get this... just putting "it" out there, wondering how the universe will respond, or if the universe will even notice, a test of personal force... and connections (?). very well said.


Posted 9 Years Ago

Absolutely! Gambling is an addiction too! This is great work...I'd tell you a secret if you promised not to tell...but I know how much of a writer you are and everyone would know in no time...ok...I'll tell you, gosh I couldn't hold back forever!!! I feel so much this way so much of the time. I feel like I'm no good, amatureish, and so underdeveloped that I might as well just be pulling words from a hat and putting them on paper.

Here's to keeping the winning streak up! Now put this in the contest and order up a drink with Mabel!

Posted 9 Years Ago

your a Poet , me'thinks you choose your words a little more carefully than picking them from a hat .. and as for lost souls , well ..

Posted 9 Years Ago

I think this gamble just paid off... enjoyable little ditty..

Posted 9 Years Ago

i love the rhyme in this piece - excellent. can so identify with the throw of that dice!

Posted 9 Years Ago

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Added on January 3, 2011
Last Updated on January 5, 2011



I am no master of poetry nor an accomplished writer, simply a dreamer stringing together some words. I hope that you will enjoy the read. Your reviews and feedback will be much appreciated -thank .. more..


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