Boatsports90's Poem Adventures - Sports Gambling

in poetry •  5 months ago

This poem was requested by and is dedicated to @beat-the-bookies.  He requested a poem about gambling and specifically from the quote, "A gambler never makes the same mistake twice. It's usually three or more times."  I have a feeling anyone who bets on sports will appreciate this but I hope the rest of you find it enjoyable as well!

Sports Gambling

From the first day I won a bet

I knew I would never ever forget

That feeling you get with your first win

Sports would never be the same again

It starts with a small wager here and there

And then every game has its own prayer

A gambler never makes the same mistake twice

If only we followed that advice

Instead, it’s usually three or more times

But we never learn to respect the lines

Life’s too short to bet the under

I tried that, a hell of a blunder

The home team has the advantage

But that doesn’t mean that they’ll manage

This team is hot, they got it for sure

What the fuck happened? That game was a blur

Why bet on one team when there’s parlay?

Don’t be greedy, just one team will pay

Oh they’re favored, moneyline is secure

Ha! I’m an idiot, that’s for sure

The line is wrong, the underdog has it

I’m such a dumb piece of shit

My team is looking good, I won’t hedge

We blew it, now I’m wedged

But it’s all about the thrill of the chase

Right. Just get me out of this place

I swear this bet is guaranteed to work

As I grab my credit card, with a smirk

This poem was a lot of fun and I feel like I probably could have done 2 pages worth on gambling.  I very well might have to expand on this.  Next up will be a poem for @grow-pro about his kiddos  - I'm sure anyone with kids will appreciate it just a little more.  I am still open to more suggestions. Give me a topic and I'll do my damnedest to write a poem for you. It can literally be about anything - happy, sad, funny, depressing, whatevs. If you want a personal poem or something specific, please be sure to give me enough information or anything that you would want included. Hopefully this will catch some speed and a lot of people will want their very own personalized poem. If my poem meets your standards, then all I ask for is a resteem to spread the joy. Thanks for reading and let's hear some ideas! 

 Check out some of my other recent poem adventures! 


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Sorry I caught this late but that was great!...VA tech -3

haha legendary! Definitely one of my favourites for sure! Time to gamble some Steem Poker tonight!!! WHEUUU


Thanks buddy! Yes! Feeling luck, or at least I hope, haha

I bow to you, good sir!


Thank you sir! Hope it met your standards!


More than that! This degenerate gambler recognizes himself in your poem :-)


hahaha good! That's what I wanted

haha I've gone through everything you have described so elegantly in your poem. Well Done. I'd love to get another gamblers perspective on my recent post:


haha good, I wanted gamblers to be able to relate. Ok cool deal, I'll check it out here when I get a chance!

Nice job!


Thank you sir!

Haha, good on ya! You should collect all your poems and create an e-book! Would be so cool :-)


haha I am keeping track of them, so maybe at some point I'll throw them all together :)


I say go for it!

Love it :-). Written by a gambler for sure ^^


And that makes me curious so you are followed ^^


Thanks! Ahh yes, the many emotions we've all felt, loved, and hated, haha