Bettin’ Man

Written for:  Sunday Muse #176

Ain't gonna be no bettin' man
no more.
Came to Vegas with some big-ass dreams
Winnin's not easy as they make it seem.
Lost my yellow Mustang; man I loved that car
chattin' up some slick fella at the bar.
Couldn't get nothin' 'cept this wreck–no horn.
Drivin' back to Tennessee in a black dust storm.
Ain't gonna be no bettin' man
no more.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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23 Responses to Bettin’ Man

  1. qbit says:

    Win or lose on red or black. Oh no, lose!

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  2. That is amazing! Wow, I love it.

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  3. writingwhatnots says:

    I had that Tom Robinson song, ‘Driving’, in my head as I read this. Love your ‘Bettin Man’.

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  4. wyndolynne says:

    Lesson learned. For now. 🙂

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  5. Carrie V. H. says:

    I am feeling these lines! It could be the lines of a song. Have a great Sunday Sara!

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  6. Sherry Marr says:

    Yes, this would make a perfect song. Love the rhyme……

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  7. Helen Dehner says:

    Yep! Love the lyricism in your poem ….. You brought the image to life.

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  8. fireblossom32 says:

    Sounds like a better plan!

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  9. Beverly Crawford says:

    I wonder how many leaving Vegas could use those words. Wonder how many were cured!!

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  10. Jim says:

    A fun but short trip. I love the going back to Tennessee bit,
    I tease my SIL about not wearing shoes. She lives in Jackson.
    (I too had a mustang in my write with a picture of my own Stang.)


  11. Susie Clevenger says:

    Sometimes it takes losing your wheels to make a bettin’ man slow down.


  12. msjadeli says:

    Sounds like the lyrics to a blues song. I’m glad he learned that tough lesson, saves a lot of heartache down the road…


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