Gambler's Plight

I sit and stareAt spinning reels

Hoping matching symbols appear

Jackpot melody triumphantly playing

Big sums of money attendant paying.

But all I get

Is more of the same

Nothing paying,

just sit there playing

Knowing that it isn't right

I withdraw more money

And worsen my plight.

I think I'm worth it

I work so hard

Just a little reward

It will be alright.

I withdraw more money

And worsen my plight.

Live for today, not tomorrow

For a gambler like me

Can bring much sorrow

No money for rent

Or to eat next week

doesn't mean a thing

I withdraw more money

And worsen my plight.

But it's not too late

To change my ways

Stay out of casinos

And keep my pay.

No more withdrawls

For spinning reels

And empty dreams.

This future of mine

It can be bright

It's just up to me

To change my plight.…