Rules of Parlay

Listen my friends if some cold dark night
You think Parlay will make things right.
If snow does blow and wind does howl
Be aware of who throws the Parlay down.
Heed this warning with all your might
For Parlay is not to be taken light.
The green light is lit as you walk by
And you think to stop those that pass and has given Parlay a try.
“What is Parlay? And who enters there?”
They look at you and in their stare
You think perhaps you should just walk on by
But now you want to give Parlay a try!
And posted plainly for all to see
The Rules of Engagements that can bring anyone to their knee.
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The Rules of Engagements

He who throws the Parlay down, decides is one enough is two too few
You may Parlay against one or two, or three or four, however many will do.
Only he who ‘cites the Parlay can call or bluff
You must stand tall and all be tough.
With lie on breath and truth not far
You still lie, your life bears the scar.
If bluff you call and all is true
The Dead rise up and consume you.
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You Parlay one line, the one line comes back to you
Then you Parlay two and the same the others will do
Then three or four or five or six,
The stanzas come often and they can come quick.
Only statements are brokered here,
No form of question, or all will jeer.
And the loss is to you as you forfeit all
Master of Book “Winner of this round of Parlay for the other has called.”

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You speak in truths and rhymes and lies
Always upon you are sets of eyes
Your opponent has just as much to loose
And he can call bluff if lie you choose.
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If you call Bluff, the truth they must utter
And all that do hear begin to shudder
If lie is told when truth there should be
The dead shudder until they are on bended knee.
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Player the 1st: The invitation to Parlay to your opponent can happen in the light:
Walking in the cold sunshine or dead of night,
You think Parlay will make things right.
During light of day and streaming light abounds,
Be aware of who throws the Parlay down.
Heed this warning with all your might
For Parlay is not to be taken light
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The invitation is answered with as many lines thrown down that was accrued:

Player the 2nd: “I came today to sit here with you
I want to know what you know too.
In the light of day or dark of night
I came to Parlay and to know your might.
I have heard the warning and know it’s true
I have come today to Parlay with you.”
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You have watched the room, you understand
That Parlay takes a boy into a man.
You did throw down, no Rules were called, all now know that the game is small.
With your wit alone you stand or fall.
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The game begins your opponent one
You can Parlay, the game has begun.
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Player the 1st: Baked bread is a tasty treat.

Player the 2nd: Hot from the oven is good to eat.
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2nd: With butter, jam and knife to spread
My mother says not to eat it in my bed.
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1st: My father eats a sandwich a day
I would have one when I came in from play.
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1st: With hot chocolate is a nice surprise
The marshmallows a delight for my eyes.
Money for these things do buys.
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(2nd opponent then must answer with a three stanza. Then lead off the four stanza.)
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(Parlay is thrown down by one. You would approach a perspective player with perhaps, “Are you interested in Parlay the First?” This could be the first game of many. Who throws down becomes The Player the First and would begin with the first stanza of the game. However against several Players The First would announce to the room: The Rules of Engagements.)

Player the First: I evoke the Rules of Engagements this I do, I do not need you to evoke them too..

Player the Second: The Rule of Engagement is known by few, you do not know the rules but I know I do.

Player the 1st must wait until their turn to call Bluff. (It is always called The Rules of Engagements. The Call Back was answered improperly. IT IS A GIVEN THAT THERE WILL BE ONLY TWO PLAYING. If only two playing, The Player the 1st leads off with their opening volley. If the 1st evokes The Rules of Engagements, then he is throwing down against more than one.)
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2nd Player: Our child that stands in shadow the mists I do claim
And with your child I shall do the same.
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1st Player: Bluff.
Now I evoke the Golden Rule I can not cheat or lie but shame to you,
I invoked the Rules of Engagements, Not Engagement, I threw down two.
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Answers back with the next plus one more line stanza and what the prize is to be.
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This game is forfeit the same stakes still stand.
I believe what you owe me is on our husband’s hands.
I want the two on that he wears the bands.
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Warning Order:

Tis best to watch several rounds of Parlay before actively engaging. Bring your own Parlay Journal and take notes. Because:
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Listen my friends if some cold dark night
You think Parlay will make things right.
If snow does blow and wind does howl
Be aware of who throws the Parlay down.
Heed this warning with all your might
For Parlay is not to be taken light.
The green light is lit as you walk by
And you think to stop those that pass and has given Parlay a try.
“What is Parlay? And who enters there?”
They look at you and in their stare
You think perhaps you should just walk on by
But now you want to give Parlay a try!
And posted plainly for all to see
The Rules of Engagements that can bring anyone to their knee.