Bernard Snyder

Gold Star - 7,227 Points (11-07-1959 / Savannah Ga.)

'Confessions' - Poem by Bernard Snyder

I've made some mistakes
burned a few bridges,
got ‘played' once or twice
by some vindictive witches (but that's okay)
I met a sly fox once
dressed in sheep's clothing,
she had very nice qualities
but she was way too controlling
it seems we were playing ‘poker'
I saw the hand she was holding
when she ‘started ‘trippin' and tried to raise me'
I packed my bags and kept rolling (hadn't seen her since)
I've lost my share of cash
trying get-rich quick schemes
playing five lucky numbers
I'd envisioned in a dream,
only to find out hours later
nothing was ever what they seem
another ‘drawing' had just passed
and those numbers never came, (but that was okay too)
I've even rolled the dice a few times
still lucky to be alive,
I went searching for ‘hot' tens'
but all I found was ‘snake eyes,
and even though this may sound strange
I feel it was a blessing in disguise
because I am much wiser person today
having survived the gambles and
wild rides!

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Comments about 'Confessions' by Bernard Snyder

  • Bri Edwards (11/7/2017 8:42:00 PM)


    but all I found was ‘snake eyes, .....you or PH left off the 'apostrophe' after eyes. ;)

    to MyPoemList.

    confessions can be good. they are better made to your lawyer or a priest, not a cop! ! :)))

    i noticed a bit of rhyming. not much but i liked what i noticed.

    favorite lines (i've never bought lottery tickets; i hate being the winner all the time, and i like to let others win! !) :

    playing five lucky numbers
    I'd envisioned in a dream,
    only to find out hours later
    nothing was ever what they seem
    another ‘drawing' had just passed
    and those numbers never came, (but that was okay too)

    i'm glad you have made it this far successfully, though you've (apparently) not become a millionaire!

    controlling fox? i'd mention my current mate, but she is holding a very sharp knife just now.

    bri ;)

    i'm glad to see you've had Valsa as a commenter..............even if some of her comments are 'too sweet'! !

    La Donna Woods i've never heard of. a person of few, but true, words! !
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  • (11/4/2016 12:08:00 PM)


    Life and love is a gamble. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (1/1/2016 11:16:00 PM)


    Though some failures are quite disappointing in life, we learn many things which make our forward journey smooth! The initial reaction to any failure will be one of frustration and dejection. But as we look back, we realize that they were stepping stones to success or sign posts to direct us in the right direction! So rejoice over the 'late wisdom' you have come to acquire! Fine expression!

    Happy New Year Bernard!
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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 12, 2012

Poem Edited: Monday, March 12, 2012


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