June 30, 2014

Lost Lady Luck


                             Lady Luck apologies
                            for her lack of showing face
                            Abandonment, no diamond rises
                            club or heart a darned disgrace


                            Lady Luck lets out no whisper
                            leaving you a suit no less
                            Notes like stakes, a whole lot crisper -
                            poker face to acquiesce

                            Lady Luck sits at your table
                            giving you the widest berth
                            Returning to you when she's able - 
                            winning streaks for all she's worth.

                            Lady Luck, now that's she's spoken
                            likes this table set for one
                            Absence is her strongest token -
                            Queen of Hearts orbits the sun.

                            Lady sits while Luck is dealing
                            Patience rules the gambled soul
                            Matters not what you're concealing -
                            just one victor to extol
                             

                             

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17 comments:

Dana Dampier said...

Lady Luck never seems to sit at my table! So... I don't go visit her anymore! Great poem!

BelindaBroughton said...

interesting that luck is a 'lady'. capricious and moody. what's the bet it wasn't a woman who coined this phrase?

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I love this! I could use a little bit of Lady Luck's magic these days :)

Berowne said...

Fine response to the prompt...

Theresa Milstein said...

Great last line!

Jinksy said...

Your last stanza wraps it up beautifully. :-)

Eddie Bluelights said...

No point in asking her for a dance then!! She sounds a very hard nut to crack!
Love the way you build this up throughot and great ending I think ~ Eddie


Clouds and Silvery Linings

Ginny Brannan said...

Lady Luck can be quite fickle in her dealings! I loved the wordplay and card imagery in this. Nicely done!

Ginny Brannan said...

Lady Luck can be quite fickle in her dealings! I loved the wordplay and card imagery in this. Nicely done!

^.^ said...

reminds me of my mumme ...

Kutamun said...

She seems to have things well in hand !

Karen S. said...

Ah yes, the old lady luck- magic to the soul.

Kathe W. said...

well done! Good ol' Lady Luck.

Friko said...

I want Lady Luck to come my way, but you aren’t letting go of her, are you?

Got her well and truly shackled with your verses.

(Thanks for being savvy enough to get the subtext on my Magpie effort; Americans do not do irony or innuendo. It amuses and annoys me endlessly, in equal measure.)

kaykuala said...

Lady luck sure is elusive! One can never win with luck! Nicely Helena!

Hank

Anonymous said...

fartface @facebook......JC you've painted bits o the original! How...? C'mon. Spill....lol

Helena said...

Thank you, Dana. She a right git at times that's for sure!

Belinda....20 - 1!

Keith - me too...!

Berowne - thank you, kind sir! I'll try this Sunday's quiz, miss it for a while...!

Theresa - I do try to round thing up that way!

Jinksy - that's so much. I always appreciate your feedback.

Eddie - that's kind of you say so. I'm not much of a dancer these days either!

Ginny - thank you. She couldn't get a proper deal in with those apples there!

^^ - that makes your comment all the more appreciated!

Kutamun - no pun intended of course...lol...!

Karen - Lady Luck stay there to long at times...lol

Kathe - She returns in her own time, mind you!

Friko - I'm more savvy than I let on and look! Thank for the comment!

Hank - I'm fed up of her dodging around!

FF - F off!