A Little Poker Poetry

Learning to Play the Game
R. G. Pittenger

“Aces and faces and spots black and red
Produce all the hands that we play,” Father said.
“Chips may you have many and never a dearth,
But remember the chips do not know what they’re worth.
They merely dance to the fast changing odds
In the whirl of the deals and the gusts of the gods
As they build us up higher or break us in shards
When we play silly games with our old deck of cards.”


Checked Out

There was a lady stock broker
who used clients’ funds for poker.
One customer got wise, and to the lady’s surprise.
Saw fit to up and croaker.

Copyright © 2016, Paul Schneiter


Poker Haiku

The crowded table
Green felt and artistic cards
A very full house

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Nice, Micki.

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Poem Hold’em
I’ve waited long enough. Although i’m not inspired and, this poem is just a bluff. My hand is laid perfectly, so i’m ready to call this tough.
Does anyone pay attention in the game with what we construct. Literature so surreal, its time to double up. its a gamble, win or lose but, don’t stop cause we flop.
The time to place bets, blind to the want to stop. Force your competitor to raise. As your audiences jaws drop. set them up straight and, a collective conscious as your pot.
these are your thoughts, hold’em or not


Not pertaining to exactly poker, but worth a mention

“Keep coming back, and though the world may romp across your spine,
Let every game’s end find you still upon the battling line;
For when the One Great Scorer comes to mark against your name,
He writes - not that you won or lost - but how you played the Game.”

From Alumnus football by Grantland Rice.


It looks very appropriate to me. Good one.

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Them that chases straights and flushes
Arrive in cars, go home on buses


Hahahahaha, exactly lol :joy:

Yes, LOL

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you’re still in the game with a chip and a chair
but as small blind, going all in’s hardly a dare
but pocket fours is pretty fair.
so you tripled your chip stack, but really don’t care

As big blind, a 10 4 seems hardly fair
cause two thirds your chip stack is in the dragon’s lair
three others go all in since your bounty is there
and an A A 4 flop get’s everyone to stare

a deuce on the turn seems pretty bare
but the king on the river makes everyone glare
anyone with an A or K will well fare
but as fates have it your boat wins over 33 by a hair.

the bounty is live and you’re starting to care
since quadrupling your stack, it’s not so bare
a record you think is about to tare
as two kings show themselves, another pocket pair

so you go all in preflop, the bounty game’s fair
as they all join you, two of them stare
they both have one ace, and might get a pair
but they were both all in, so a prayer’s in the air

quad kings tells the chip leader
it’s time to care

cause your stack now rivals
above the table’s air

so you play the next hand
like you really don’t care

and go all in blind
giving his eyes a cold stare

she sees her two queens
and calls on your dare

but the flop shows you
a four ten and seven to spare

then a queen of spades comes
so trips she does care

but the ace also a spade
gives you reason to care

it is possible to have a record fare
and a royal straight flush could be in the air

you turn one card and the king suited does stare
as eyes on the table continue to glare

an offer is now made to the prize be shared
no is responded, "for I alone will sit in a winner 's chair"
so the card is revealed as the dealer has dared
and a jack is presented And everyone cared

a straight is now seen beating a threesome pair
and a royal one, leaving everyone speechless and bare
the game is over and I won it quite fair
but a rematch is forthcoming since everyone does care.

spontaneously written for your pleasure


just hope you flush, is not up to full house, then. Why did you fold?!!