Windsor Guadalupe Jr

Rookie (April 28,1992 / Philippines)

Not So Much A Gamble, Lassie - Poem by Windsor Guadalupe Jr

“Lassie! ”
I shouted, with such condescension.
“Yes? ” She wailed all across
The gambling table
While she wore her bluffing strut,
Her best dress,
Her lethal high-heeled daggers
For shoes.

“You’re winning.”
As she spent all that
I had on that gambling table,
The delight of her face
Moored to the gamble
And not to me.
“I know, Charlie. I know.”
With nonchalance, she erupted
Into a flame of cold waters.

The dealer dealt the cards.
Some folded,
Others remained stoic
Because this is what gamblers
Should be at all times.

“Oh, no! ” Lassie cringed
And I bailed over to her side
Like a lonely thorn of a rose.
“Bad cards.” I whispered to her.

And she got really angry,
Her face crimson,
Her mouth tender with
She stormed out of the gambling

Left the casino.
Left the gamblers much to their

The gamblers smiled,
I lost all my money,
I lost to the night.

Not so much a gambler,

Comments about Not So Much A Gamble, Lassie by Windsor Guadalupe Jr

There is no comment submitted by members..

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 22, 2011

Poem Edited: Friday, December 23, 2011

Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  10. Television
    Roald Dahl
[Report Error]