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  • Poem: Gambling addiction

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    Joined: Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:54 pm

    Poem: Gambling addiction

    Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:37 pm

    I wrote this to reinforce to myself how toxic gambling is & help me fight the urge to do it. hope it can be benefitial to anyone else:

    It latches on, you won’t even know, then begins to grow, sure but slow.

    You won’t see it, you feel intuition, an internal battle comes to fruition.

    Understood logically, it’s time to stop, all of a sudden that part of the
    brain turns off.

    When the gambling parasite takes control of it’s host, it causes suffering unspeakable to most.

    Suffering & pain, not to mention the shame, your left in despair, with no one to blame.

    Except you, what to do?
    You won’t have a clue.
    Thoughts will turn blue
    even dark, indeed black.

    You could commit an act that wont bring you back.

    So Fight urges to feed the needs of this bug, or slowly it will destroy all that you love.

    Support is there, people do care, times been the cost, however all is not lost.

    It starts with one tile, pave each day to a gamble free life, make use of the clay.
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    Senior Member
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    Joined: Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:38 pm

    Re: Poem: Gambling addiction

    Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:25 pm

    Hi @TMarsh ,

    Thankyou for sharing your poem, its sad but true.

    Cheers, Lee
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    BrittV (facilitator)
    Senior Member
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    Joined: Mon May 14, 2018 11:40 am

    Re: Poem: Gambling addiction

    Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:15 am

    Beautiful, thank you for sharing @TMarsh !
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    Senior Member
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    Joined: Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:38 pm

    Re: Poem: Gambling addiction

    Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:50 am

    A nice poem which could apply to most of us on this forum
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