The Betting Slip

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Racing past the post

one winner but many losers

wealthy bookmaker.

no slip ups

◄ Nothing is what it seems

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Don Matthews

Mon 21st Oct 2019 22:56

Thalia here Nige - my Don's a top haik spotter/ betcha


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Nigel Astell

Mon 21st Oct 2019 15:09

Great poem M C last two lines says it all

Ruth Poet's Pride is picking up the winnings
Poet's Lady is the gambling poet who did it!

Don it was a sure bet you would spot the difference!

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M.C. Newberry

Sun 20th Oct 2019 16:11

You can lead a horse to water
But consider this at leisure:
Any betting soul really oughta
Know you pay for racing's pleasure!

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Don Matthews

Sat 19th Oct 2019 23:03

Well after all my carryon Nige it wasn't meant to be a haiku after all. I should have seen the lack of haik in the title...😋

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Ruth O'Reilly

Sat 19th Oct 2019 15:15

Well Nigel I don't bet often, but not long after I joined here I bet on 2 horses. One of called 'Poet's Pride' and the other was 'Poet's Lady' , both won first place ,reckon that poetry is the the charm!

Haiku Master Don, I love the short free style poem. I feel it has a certain impact that just gets you. If it can be a haiku all the better, but as long as it is not stated in the title that it is a haiku it's art for art's sake and it's all good, because then there are no rules.

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Don Matthews

Sat 19th Oct 2019 14:53

You bet Nige....😋

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Nigel Astell

Sat 19th Oct 2019 14:39

Thanks Ruth if you have a bet on winning some cash just put a quick line or two on the back and if it wins it will be your lucky charm!

Tom so true

did this one quick off the mark
thought about maybe doing a change then just left it as it is
you have an eagle eye my friend

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Don Matthews

Fri 18th Oct 2019 21:45

Something not right here
Middle line eight syll not sev
Horsies are confused

So am I.....😎

Wake up Don my boy
This is new 5-8-5 haik
Straight outa Japan

Go with flow.....😏

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Tom Doolan

Fri 18th Oct 2019 21:38

The bookie always wins. T 😊

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Ruth O'Reilly

Fri 18th Oct 2019 21:14

Enjoyed this racing haiku Nigel, I'd love to write that on a betting slip now 😀 this horse with the microphone is very cute.

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