All of us sit in a game called life,
but fate is the dealer there.
Very often, when our feelings of anger
run rife, we bellow "this game's unfair!"
But don't just toss in the towel
when everything seems dead wrong.
Only at times, lady luck seems to frown
as we lead our Ace, and it's called wrong,
by the other players there.
Right then is when we need to
keep on playing hard and long.
Remember, we haven't lost the game yet,
to some it only seems that way.
So, don't just throw in your cards
and finish the game right there,
but keep playing straight and strong.
Sometimes it catches us
when our funds are low,
and we feel ready to blow
the whole damn mess to the skies,
because care and worry comes in
and sits on us harder when we're down.
That's the time to jump up and
battle it out, for our turn will come, someday.
Just don't quit like some weak and
cowardly cuss, it's only a test
when lady luck starts dealing the cards.
We will never know how close we came
to winning that deal until
life rises up with a smile.
We're bound to win once in awhile.
At best, it's a mighty tough life,
and it's hard as hell to get by.
It takes real strong people
to play life's game today,
a coward can never survive.
So, stand up straight and strong,
throw your punches hard and long,
you're ahead as long as you're alive.
Someday your dreams are
bound to come true.
Make damn sure you don't quit,
whatever you do.
The main secret of life,
is not holding all the high cards,
but in knowing how to
play your poor hand well.
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