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The Game Is On The Line

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Poet deVine
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She wasn’t much at playing poker
couldn’t lie as it caused her strife
she hated board games with a passion
Monopoly, Scrabble and Life

Games were played all around her
her boss played them for money
her mother played them for guilt
and her husband for a little honey

Children came and more games played
innocent games of fun
but gone now, the childhood games
are over for daughter and son

At last alone, a player of one
the game is on the line
the dice are tossed, winner take all
who’ll win this game of mine?

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1 posted 07-19-99 09:41 PM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

I really like this piece, dear deVine. I'll be sending it to a few of my friends.

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Shall I indulge in flights of fancy hampered by clipped wings?
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2 posted 07-19-99 09:44 PM       View Profile for Sundance   Email Sundance   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sundance

Nice, very nice. The game of life is so much dearer than one thinks.

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Aw, wouldn't ya like to gambol just a little?
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The games never stop - they just become less important as we learn to recognize them. Wonderful, profound words...
Starfish
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5 posted 07-20-99 05:47 AM       View Profile for Starfish   Email Starfish   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Starfish

Great poem, the question that baffles me in life is who deals our cards?
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6 posted 07-20-99 07:14 AM       View Profile for Lost Dreamer   Email Lost Dreamer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lost Dreamer

Excellent Poet deVine I really liked this one.
Andrew Scott
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You write like a winner to me! I like the way this one reads. Reminds me of one or two of my own.
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Thank you all! As an aside, this poem came about from a phrase given to me by Balladeer.. I told him I was in a slump and needed something to write about..he suggested a 'baseball type' theme and in the phrases he threw at me was this one: "the game was on the line"...I took it and ran with it...as you can see, it's not about baseball at all. And not really about a game! I appreciate your kind words.
 
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