Dan Jordan

Las Vegas, Las Vegas, The City Of The Unknown

Las Vegas, Las Vegas, the city of dreams,
The city of triumph and utter disaster.
For you can win and gain a most vast amount,
But you can also loose without a count.

I advise you my friend, to watch yourself
With the up most of care and thought.

Stay away from the one arm bandits
And be careful of the thieves and
Hustlers which rob you in vain.

Stroll the streets for a meal which is cheap,
But I am sure sure that the food will be
Cut back, for then you will have more money
To play Black Jack.

I know that you cannot resist the temptation
Of having a bit of a gamble, but in order
To not appear like a spanner, be sure
To place your wages in a casual manner.

I am sure that the gambling will carry on
Throughout the dead of night, and no
one will stop your addiction, not even
Your wife!

So you are flat-broke and you are on your
Flight home, at least you have enjoyed
your time, but remember my friend, Las
Vegas is an ultimate unknown; for
It is the city of triumph and utter
Disaster.

Poem Submitted: Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Poem Edited: Wednesday, December 24, 2008

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  • *Trusting You* (12/23/2008 11:38:00 AM)

    I have never been but always wanted to. maybe in a couple years... who knows. good job.
    Becca

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  • Desiree Burdick (12/21/2008 2:38:00 PM)

    lol nice poem its totally true

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  • Stephanie Fiddy (12/18/2008 11:54:00 PM)

    very true. beautiful! i give it a 10! great talent

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  • Amber Lamb (12/18/2008 8:35:00 AM)

    Oh the seedy underside of Las Vegas peeks from your verses. In a place where the lights never go off, it's surprising how the darkness thrives.

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  • Annie Girl (12/17/2008 3:20:00 PM)

    so true........ excellent work

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  • Justin Walker (12/17/2008 3:10:00 PM)

    i love the truthfulness in it its really awesome how you hid it though

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  • Joseph Poewhit (12/16/2008 1:03:00 PM)

    People gamble since they made dice from animal bones. That is where the nickname rolling bomes comes from. Never been there.

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  • Ency BearisEncy Bearis (12/16/2008 3:49:00 AM)

    what a very good advise...but its true if you have no control you will run out of cash....take it from the one in Las Vegas...great write...10

    Ency Bearis

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  • Kevin Eaglesfield (12/16/2008 2:45:00 AM)

    Nicely put warning.The worst things make us feel better for a while

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  • Dallas Stevens (12/15/2008 5:54:00 PM)

    now i do not want to go there! ! ! ! ! !
    lol, I will take any challange! ! ! ! !
    your poems I say are better than mine and I love my poems! ! ! !

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  • Hugo Sanchez (12/15/2008 4:10:00 PM)

    clap clap clap i shoulda read your poem before i went to vegas...just kidding...
    you are right the city of the unknown cool name.

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  • Jerry Hughes (12/15/2008 3:59:00 PM)

    By your description a place to keep well away from. Cheers, Jerry

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  • Samuel Pennell (12/15/2008 3:52:00 PM)

    Dan, that was fantastic! You are truly a budding poet, you will only improve with age, you'll never go backwards, so keep writing!

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  • Rani Turton (12/14/2008 3:06:00 PM)

    Quite an unusual theme, and nicely expressed!

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  • Sid John Gardner. (12/14/2008 11:05:00 AM)

    In Vegas the secret is to bankroll yerself fifty bucks max....then play.When its gone..Get yerself a meal in the 'Suname' restraunt in the Venetian..
    Afterwards stroll down the strip..but be careful who you talk to.
    Sid.

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  • Suzan Gumush (12/14/2008 4:45:00 AM)

    Keep those words flowing. Excellent write. Give you 10!

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  • Chelsea Brink (12/13/2008 10:31:00 PM)

    nice job, Dan. a good glimpse of Vegas.

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  • Marilyn LottMarilyn Lott (12/13/2008 3:54:00 PM)

    I had never been to Las Vegas but now I have. Thanks for the ride - another '10! ' Keep writing and sharing with us.

    Best Wishes,
    Marilyn

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  • Chocolate Bunny (12/13/2008 3:10:00 PM)

    great job with this one.

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  • Fiona Davidson (12/10/2008 1:00:00 PM)

    And what a fabulous poem about a fabulous city this is Dan...you've captured it all here...well written...thank you

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