Pestered on the high street
By illusions & delusions
So I needed self-exclusions
Simply rang up MOSES
Number 0800 294 2060
No problem now with bookies
Cos I can't go through the door
Tried on days when I felt weak
But than was filled with shame
As shop staff turned off the machine
And shouted out my name
But that was many moons ago
And now I do not bet
The bookies can keep what I give em
But that is all they will get
Glad your enjoying your gamble free life. Life on the other side is soooo much better. 😊😊
Very true 👍 life is good now we are gamble free
I loved the post you sent me which was congratulatory
Bookies with their ill gotten gains can go and rot in hell
Secret and me are happy now and doing very well
Rachel the rookie raindrop was trembling with fear 😢 but smiles replaced the frowns when she dropped down on the pier 😀
Laughing watery friends all landed in a huddle and Rachel got to splash about and swim in a little puddle
But Rachel's joy it was short lived - perhaps it was her fate - to be a dainty raindrop and than evaporate
No matter her the ups & downs - refusing to be cowed - she bravely ventured forth and landed on a cloud
Weekend getting nearer feeling safe with my defences which stop me throwing money at whatever can't jump fences
Gamstop Self-Exclusions have helped me on my way and wisdom from dear gamcare friends has guided me each day
This life is my adventure on a planet spinning round 😊 keeping head out of the clouds and feet not far from ground
Monday morning conflict running round my head
Welcome thoughts bringing smiles but others causing dread
Those that are unwanted may hang around and taunt
But if they say to have a bet my good thoughts say we won't
And bad thoughts get the message when ignored for several weeks
Emotive pathways realigned bring peace to neuron freaks
Why do big name sporting celebrities (who have already amassed a fortune) choose to star in commercials for gambling companies?
They would be doing their doting fans a big service if they used some of their wealth to alleviate the suffering of innocent children who are forced to live in poverty due to their parents addiction.
They would maybe gain more respect if they appeared in adverts warning of the dangers associated with gambling.
About to do what needs to be done and than without delay 😊 time for me to celebrate another gamble-free day
Nothing scary in my world to cause me any harm so I can just relax in a state of perfect calm
And where the day will lead me I haven't got a clue but sun is shining bright and all the sky is blue
Hi Stephen and love your poetry as always! Am in the wars a but hope all is well with you. Despite my travails am blessed that I'm not gambling. One huge potential stress off my mind 🙂 Take care,, Roch
Congratulations Roch on remaining gamble-free during difficult times. I trust you are receiving the best of care for your eye problems and hope anything else that is causing you anguish can be resolved soon.
Yesterday heralded the Autumn Equinox so both hemispheres got equal amounts of sun 😊☀️😀
The planet was well balanced and the Sun God gave a cheer as he drove his ball of fire to the southern hemisphere.
Now that might bring a frown to us in a northern land but Chilians Aussies & Africans all think its rather grand
For they will swim in waters blue and play on golden sand whilst we in Hull will shiver and sing with a snowball in each hand.
Aum the Gamcare Warrior heads for the promised land as angels urge me forward and lead me by the hand.
Cold and windy by the river 'neath the stars & moon - blowing off the cobwebs from this gamble-free buffoon.
Foolishly I played life's game but none of it made sense and sadly here I stand alone with a somewhat shaky defence
The past is done and dusted so I waved it all goodbye and in the morning when I wake I'll shrug and give a sigh.
For "what's the use of worrying" sang Brian from the cross. This is my life to live as I please - so long as I don't back an hoss 😊
Let's Rock n Roll
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