Blind poker

Never learn the truth
not interested in
the other point of view
there is only sin
and only one can win,

the lies that we were told
the days when we were bold
then winter came with cold,
far too late and I am much
too old,

why did I hesitate?
fortune favours not
the cowards or the brave
and who can save
me from
life that seemed so long
but it is fact so short,

I never learn the truth
I find I’m always caught
between the strangers
on a train and something
I have bought

something I have sought for and
never found the way,
a path to lead the night
away from breaking day,

I only found the broken hearts
laid waste
and here I stay

there’s only one can win.

© 2017, John Smallshaw.