Fate deals us the cards
how we play them in our choice
whether we fold, go all in or bluff
we hold the cards, remember?

Our chips are worth so many things
fame, fortune, family
love, hate, pain,
success, joy, happiness

Our game is the one that we play
people sit at the table
they may support us, challenge us, or deceive us
but they are all part of our game

Some people leave the table
they take their chips and go
whether or not we understand their strategy
their own game is in play too

So we make friends with the dealer
we try our best to win every hand
and even if we have to fold sometimes
keeping our chips may be the best thing

And one day, fate will beckon us to stand up
we will leave our table
our chips will be cashed in
how much you leave with will depend
on how well you played the hands dealt

So fate may try to challenge you,
change you, create you
but remember
you decide your fate, not anyone else
Ready to play?

~Copyright 2009-2012, Mary D'Alba (Spiritualitygirl)~