Pot the belly

Patsy pots the jackpot pot
Which was packed at the spotty park
Patsy plays poker, a master of cards he picks
With pocket change he leaves home every morning but returns with a packet
Counting his bounty as he nibbles on his pickles,
he leaves every day without a thing in his pocket
Returning every night filled like a bucket
Renown in his town for his sly slippery tricks and trinkets
Children know him well for his pot belly, they don’t know he is a leader of a racket
A seasoned hustler, he gambles just about anything
Always sharply dressed, shimmering with new sleek tunics
His other name is “Masape”
Whose pot is it that shakes like jelly? Children ask!
Patsy, they scream!

A shaky pot belly he has they laugh away,
He plays poker all day on the streets of downtown
Reading a folded newspaper all day, tucked into his arm pits
Clenching fists at those that attempt to cheat him
Patsy pots the jackpot pot
Which was packed at the spotty park

About this poem

A seriel gambler at his wits.

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Submitted by Richardmwebesa707 on February 12, 2023

Modified on April 11, 2023

54 sec read

Quick analysis:

Scheme AB cdxd dxx xcxxx xxxx AB
Closest metre Iambic hexameter
Characters 963
Words 183
Stanzas 6
Stanza Lengths 2, 4, 3, 5, 4, 2

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