26 thoughts on “High Stakes

  1. Waltermarks July 28, 2016 / 10:34 pm

    There are lots of jokers out there headed for Washington, and if you ask me, they’re all pretty wild. Thanks for the game

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    • lillian July 30, 2016 / 10:17 am

      Ah — so many are “connecting” in may different ways with this one!

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  2. Sanaa Rizvi (@rizvi_sanaa) July 28, 2016 / 10:56 pm

    I feel there is much truth and wisdom between the lines.. bluffing certainly is no longer an option. Lovely contemplative write, Lillian ❤

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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    • lillian July 30, 2016 / 10:18 am

      Glad you enjoyed, Sanaa. With grandkids last few days and today. Tomorrow, shall get to my reading! Looking forward to seeing yours.

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  3. Bodhirose July 28, 2016 / 11:10 pm

    There’s so much I can read into your wise, little poem, Lillian, but I won’t go there. I’m trying hard to stay positive and rise above all the Jokers and sharks out there.

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  4. Victoria Young July 29, 2016 / 12:39 am

    Yeah, the poker face thing isn’t me. I try and I usually start laughing. Unfortunately, there are a lot of sharks and jokers out there who are very good at bluffing. Gotta keep focused!

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    • lillian July 30, 2016 / 10:19 am

      I must say, I do like it when a person’s face is as they say, “an open book.” But — hard to tell sometimes.

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  5. Grace July 29, 2016 / 8:05 am

    Short and sharp Lillian. For the life of me, I am terrible in bluffing 🙂

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    • lillian July 30, 2016 / 10:20 am

      Me too, Grace! I start with a slow smile and then it progresses quickly to a giggle! 🙂

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    • lillian July 30, 2016 / 10:20 am

      Thanks for the read, Poppy. Glad you enjoyed!!

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  6. hypercryptical July 29, 2016 / 4:27 pm

    Like a lot!
    I’m quite good at bluffing, but only ever in fun.
    Kind regards
    Anna :o]

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    • lillian July 30, 2016 / 10:21 am

      Not me…..I break out into giggles. These days in the political world, we do need to be vigilant, I think.

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  7. jillys2016 July 29, 2016 / 8:57 pm

    I find, Lillian, that I say the most when I use the least number of words or lines. You have proven that with this poem. Straight to the center of the onion – hooray!

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    • lillian July 30, 2016 / 10:21 am

      Ah…..and that onion when peeled, does bring some tears too…..glad you enjoyed Jilly!

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  8. Rosemary Nissen-Wade July 30, 2016 / 2:07 am

    I don’t play cards – but I hope you win!

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    • lillian July 30, 2016 / 10:22 am

      Well, I’m only playing Uno with my grandkids these days —- I seem to always forget to say Uno when I’m down to one card 🙂

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  9. Charley July 30, 2016 / 4:07 pm

    Sooo… I should probably lose that fifth ace. Your poem is a direct statement of how the poet’s voice perceives his or her life situation. Stand pat and see what happens. Fold — give up and give in. Or keep going forward like she is holding a royal flush. When among the sharks the safest thing to do is point out how tasty that shark over there looks!

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