Treasure Island

Michael Roysdon

(01/22/1991 / Pine Hill, New Jersey)

The Path of a Gambler


A man sought coin in a voluminous fashion,
a few more pounds to add to his loot,
used to help satisfy a prodigal passion.

A father has lost his son to a single action;
when he craved to add to the tempting fruit,
a man sought coin in a voluminous fashion.

His gambler's heart soon became a beacon;
racing, waiting for a spotter's toot,
used to help satisfy a prodigal passion.

This one risk is only but a fraction
of the goal which he was to pursuit.
a man sought coin in a voluminous fashion.

When his hands started to feel the burden,
one that he had been too blind to compute,
used to help satisfy a prodigal passion.

When his bets were lost, he heard a beckon,
he sought to close the the tribute.
A man sought coin in a voluminous fashion,
used to help satisfy a prodigal passion.

Submitted: Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Edited: Wednesday, January 27, 2010

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  • Frank Papaycik (2/6/2010 9:26:00 PM)

    I'm fascinated by the use of -repetition-The lines: A man...fashion...used...passion.
    Would the last stanza have more impact as a tercet? (Report) Reply

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