David Shoestring

Rookie - 32 Points (Birmingham)

Life of Cards


In Life I’ve tried to play my card.
I’ve tried, God knows, so very hard.
And yet, somehow it seems to me
That Fate misdeals the cards to me.

Deuces, fives and nines at best,
Whilst passing aces to the rest.

May I ask, O Lord, if you are able
To slip me a card under the table.
Or if you prefer, mark one with a pin,
So that I may win a hand before its time to cash in.

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Surely, ‘Life’ seems like this to all of us at one time or another, and for too many, it becomes a lifelong theme. Should the chance of just such a life-changing ‘opportunity’ arise, which one of us would truly feel that we did not deserve to take it?

Submitted: Thursday, April 03, 2014
Edited: Friday, April 04, 2014

Topic of this poem: life


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  • Freshman - 1,032 Points Tiku . (4/12/2014 1:33:00 AM)

    beautiful ink.wish God would be kind upon me too.loved it. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 13,830 Points Roseann Shawiak (4/7/2014 5:15:00 PM)

    Great poem, and I definitely would take the chance if given to me.
    Like how you tried to bribe God, teasingly. Thank you for sharing.
    RoseAnn (Report) Reply

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