​Winning Strategy 
When reality set in

It hit her really hard

Still in the game

But shuffling her cards

The deck was stacked 

Although in her favor

It was obvious again

Luck would be her saviour 

Her very next move

Was given much thought 

It would have to be

Accurate and smart 

Yet the integral part

Was underlying attitude 

With her positive focus

On optimal latitude

This game had ways

Of pulling at her strings

Still her strong connection 

Was to fundamental things

In the midst of the game

She visualized her win

And knew how each move

Would start and end

While others played out

She kept close to her chest

All the aces she’d gathered

To win this gambling contest 

It had always been

A winning strategy

As she kept advancing

Into each new category
Ria 2017

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