Gin rummy with friends can get quite brutal,
Even when the pot is only filled with candy.
A more efficient way to keep the peace
Has been to keep a bottle of gin real handy.
That tends to mellow them out eventually,
Bringing their tense competition to a rest.
Although candy may seem safer than money,
Don’t forget the Beefeater Pink, I would suggest.
Poem written for the Three Things Challenge from The Haunted Wordsmith, February 2, 2019: gin, efficient, and candy.