We Are All The Gambler

You’ve got to know when to hold ’em
Know when to fold ’em
Know when to walk away
Know when to run
You never count your money
When you’re sittin’ at the table
There’ll be time enough for countin’
When the dealin’s done.


It’s a precarious ledge we stand on, isn’t it?

Do you know when to hold your ground? When to give in?

When to walk away? When to Run?

It’s not as easy as it seems, is it?

We want to run away, we want to stay and fight.

We say it’s not worth it, yet sometimes it’s all there is.

Pick your battles.

Fight the fights worth fighting for.

Blow off the rest.

A stay in a hospital isn’t worth it.

Nor is a broken soul.


Every gambler knows
That the secret to survivin’
Is knowin’ what to throw away
And knowin’ what to keep
‘Cause every hand’s a winner
And every hand’s a loser
And the best that you can hope for
Is to die in your sleep.

~Kenny Rodgers

5 thoughts on “We Are All The Gambler

  1. Well done, you’re a wise girl, but it’s funny how the learning curve only seems to come with experience, be nicer to know what we know, but without so much of the age part, hehe, that’s life though. ..♡


  2. Mine too, my friend. But I’m old enough to be able to walk away from things I can’t change and not feel bad about it. Took a while to get here.


  3. Such an interesting article, and the topic has so many dimensions. My life has been a gamble all the way through, oh which path should I walk, should I step forward, or retreat back, should I step to the side, or remain where I am, should I climb that mountain in front of me, or stay here at the crumbling base, oh so many cards to choose from, oh I might roll the dice, and test this old wooden bridge, and see if my journey stands up to the wills of father time…. mother earth I’m not ready for you yet. …Oh dear …. I’m writing a story……. I’ll stop now before the roulette wheel stops spinning… Thank you Claudia, you sent my thoughts amuck….well done… hehe.

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