My Ace in the Hole

Some days I’ve been dealt
a miserable hand
no matching suits
nothing nearing a straight
not even a pair

But I’ve good cards too
A queen or four
Even a full house at times

And always I’ve had my
Ace in the Hole—Jesus


Today’s offering is using the jargon of the gambler’s profession, and is doubling as a Quadrille for the dVerse Poets Pub prompt calling for a 44-word poem using the word ace.

About Linda Kruschke

I am a Jesus Freak, and I don't care who knows it. I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt, daughter, and friend. My blood family is only part of the larger family of Christ that I belong to. I love to write, especially about my dear Savior.
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19 Responses to My Ace in the Hole

  1. Hope….nice!!!

  2. lynn__ says:

    You WIN if you have Him!

  3. ah! amen to that! <3

  4. robtkistner says:

    Well written…

  5. Grace says:

    First time too to read that Jesus is the Ace in the Hole. Good one Linda.

  6. Great poem.

  7. Beverly Crawford says:

    Interesting interweaving of faith and cards! Well done.

  8. You Aced it!

  9. Jade Li says:

    Wonderful poem built around an Ace called Jesus. Love it.

  10. Glenn Buttkus says:

    First time I’ve heard Jesus called that; sweet notion–rocking the prompt.

  11. whimsygizmo says:

    YES. Love this, Linda.

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