His fidgeting fingers look for the fix,

addicted to thrills, looking for kicks.

His picture of riches, money to burn,

his weakness more due to… his failure to learn.


His spiralling wagers, placed either way,

always too eager to enter the fray.

Fixing his eyes to the race on the screen,

then losing once more… but what does it mean?


No money for shopping, no food for the kids,

no marriage to live for, his habit forbids.

No winnings to rescue his future as yet,

that risk-taking man… he is drowning in debt!