Machines hooked Gail in
for eight year old son it was a sin
Took her from home most nights,
luckily he doesn’t take fright.
From gambling debts
twice now declared bankrupt
His scout cub funds she embezzled
it’s the only way of life he knows
Now it’s some kind Catholic nuns
who gave them cheap rent
Their books she will cook next,
just can’t help herself!
Their furniture she sells
to continue playing in her own hell.
She has a very good heart,
always best intentions at the start.
But bad habits run deep
and into another pub she will creep.
Smokes heavy, sits on one drink
as continual coins she does sink.
Feeling sure that this one will win
Those machines are such a big sin!
for many families they do break
Wasting money, she says ‘for son’s sake’?
Credit cards they do fake.
Anything to keep playing
It’s all out of control
What chance in life has he?
10.2.2006 – please note that coins are no longer acceptable, gamblers can waste even more money on their cards …