Stakes that rise high
Gladden the hearts
Of gamblers, risking
All, for the unknown
It’s the ultimate prize
How many are ready?
Time is keeping count
Being ready for the risk
Gives a head start
The valuable chips
Are hidden deep
The mind won’t reveal
The cards it guards
Discarded by masters
Who know the stakes
This one lifetime
Such a precious gift
Lost in a small wager
When we forget the stakes