An Ace Would Be Nice


A Game of Patience, 1937, Meredith Frampton 



One...
Two...
Three...
Breathe
As I flip the cards dealt to me
Preparing to face what is to come
Poker face ready

Frayed clovers
Faded diamonds
Broken hearts
One...
Two...
Three...
Breathe

Dana



For Magpie Tales
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26 comments:

  1. Poker face ready
    Frayed clovers
    Faded diamonds
    Broken hearts

    Lovely!

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    1. Thank you Cait!! I appreciate you stopping by!

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  2. Go! a future of broken hearts ...!

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    1. Hopefully not mine!! Thanks Leovi for stopping by!

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  3. I thought I had commented but I cannot see it.
    These lines I love
    Poker face ready

    Poker face ready
    Frayed clovers
    Faded diamonds
    Broken hearts

    Great poem.

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  4. yes definitely a mean poker face!! Nice write..

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    1. Got to have that poker face... can't let anyone know your bluffing! haha Thanks Kay!

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  5. cool, calm and collected, the poem as the lady.
    Nice to meet you, Dana.

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    1. Nice to meet you too Friko!! I periodically frequent The Mag! Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Hope you find a lot of aces
    Loved your take on the prompt ~ Eddie

    Clouds and Silvery Linings

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  7. It sure would be ace to read this again!

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    1. Oh yes!! A good poker face is essential to the game!

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  10. i like how you use repetition here, one two, three breathe, seems ever appropiate on this lonely hearts day

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    1. Definitely... sort of like a mantra... Thanks!

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  11. Aces are the highs and low of the game, this we know!

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    1. It's always good to have an ace in your pocket!

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  12. One word: beautifully written. Oh, all right, two words...

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