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    A ball of wire
    Tightly bound
    Lies burrowed in my brain
    Awaiting release.
    Like a spring
    Lodged deep in the gullet
    Needing to be un-sprung.
    Like a hungry wildcat
    “Feed me,
    My hunger in insatiable,
    My thirst needs to be quenched”.

    “Come with me.
    Clasp me one more time
    To your throbbing bosom
    And together we will share
    Beyond your wildest dreams.
    I will woo and court you
    ‘Til you are stripped ,
    Drained of every urge and need and want.
    Cajoled, deceived
    Until I suck from you
    Sufficient succour for
    MY need.

    Then, only then
    Will I drop you
    And move on.
    But you will hear the echo
    Of my lecherous laughter forever
    As you toss and turn,
    Hoping , half heartedly, to forget me
    Yet , waiting
    Always listening
    For my next call.

    I will not fail you.
    I will return.
    I am your Unfaithful Friend

    My name is ‘Gambling Urge’!”


    Just for today
    This week, this year
    I will have no urge
    I will have no fear
    I will have no chance
    To play the slot
    No dread that I will lose the lot
    Yet tonight my actions could have been just the same
    As recent Sunday night trip. when I came
    Home, using a detour, a different route
    Having planned a lie and “play it cute”
    A few stolen hours of hidden fun
    After dropping my son back to his honeybun
    An outing that had gradually become a habit
    One look at my purse and quickly grab it
    “See you later ” to hubby-
    To make things look normal
    A dash through traffic but not too informal
    In true CG form make a quick city drop
    Slide into a casino chair and flop
    No one need know
    Its only for fun…
    Until that purse empties and I’m out of mon…
    And the ATM tells me no more funds available
    Until I am left with nothing else sellable
    That was last year though
    Things are different tonight-
    Different this week, ‘cos my mindset is right.
    I’ve no intention of losing another week’s pay
    I’ve done it too often
    I’ve done it so fast
    Despite the above poem I know it’s all past
    “Don’t get too cocky”
    Some people might say
    “Given the opportunity , you will find time to ‘play’.

    There are two things to stop me in 2019
    Things I know in the past kept me stay CLEAN
    I intend to apply them , come what may—
    “Don’t carry money and go back to GA.”


    Great poems, thank you!

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