Cards and Friends

Carol Dawley

It started out with a purpose in mind:

To play cards and a new friend to find.

Strangers seeking Arizona’s warmth and sun

Snowbirds who want to relax and have some fun.

Card players wanted—come and gather here.

A pleasurable pastime—nothing to fear.

Seeking fellowship? What do you play?

Bridge, cribbage, canasta? Have a seat—stay!

Introductions are made as the playing starts;

Bits of info in between spades and hearts.

Time passes as you regularly meet

Strangers are now friends you warmly greet.

The game never changes, but people do.

As older friends leave, we welcome the new.

With fond memories of the past,

We keep playing and having a blast.