The higher the stakes, the more potent the fuels,
fragile are emotions, til greed changes the rules.
Patience soon deserts them; it’s no longer a friend;
how much to borrow, and from whom do they lend?
A habit is forming; the transformation unreal;
to support their addiction, many must and will steal.
Can they think this through rationally, before losing the plot?
Is gambling the devil’s work; or temptation we dare stop?
What type of adrenalin drives them to waste most of their life?
They will lose more than just money, their friends, and a wife?
Their greed and obsession controls reflex and thought,
Gambling leads to more trouble, and finally to be caught!