Treasure Island

Isam Hussain

(8-12-1938 / Iraq)

Poems of Isam Hussain

81. The Encircling Chasm 5/21/2013
82. The Exile 5/21/2013
83. The Eyes of Horus 5/21/2013
84. The First Christmas 5/21/2013
85. The Fox Laments 5/21/2013
86. The Gift of Faith 5/21/2013
87. The Illusion of Time 5/21/2013
88. The Jaded Editor 5/21/2013
89. The Lamb 5/21/2013
90. The Man That Never Was 5/21/2013
91. The Mendicant 5/21/2013
92. The Mystery of Life 5/21/2013
93. The Objective and The Subjective 5/21/2013
94. The Poet and the Painter 5/21/2013
95. The Price of Freedom 5/21/2013
96. The Soul 5/21/2013
97. The Tsunami (Boxing Day 2004, South East Asia) 5/21/2013
98. The Victim 5/21/2013
99. The Way of True Friendship 5/21/2013
100. They Are No Longer With Us 5/21/2013

A Game of Bridge

The pack is shuffled and cut,
the dealer gives each his lot.
I sense Hope welling up within,
whispering, “It is your turn to win”.

I pick up my allotted share,
expecting a set good and fair;
a hand I can play with flair.
My Hope is dashed, I despair.

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