David Shoestring

(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.

-
poem notes: -

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

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Life of Cards by David Shoestring )

Enter the verification code :

  • Tiku . (4/12/2014 1:33:00 AM)

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

  • 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

Read all 2 comments »

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. What It is In My Karma, Dharma? (My Unse.., Bijay Kant Dubey
  2. Just Flow In Love ~~~ ~~~ ~~~, LUVinThe NOW
  3. Wish I Could Come With You!, Geetha Jayakumar
  4. Superstitions., Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
  5. आंबो सासे राजा, Bahadur Basumatary
  6. Miss Coal Beauty/ Coal Black Diamond Girl, Bijay Kant Dubey
  7. THE LAST SCENE المشهد الاخير, MOHAMMAD SKATI
  8. Keep Smiling!, Geetha Jayakumar
  9. THE LAST SCENE, MOHAMMAD SKATI
  10. Gone, Kareem Sameh

Poem of the Day

poet Pablo Neruda

I want you to know
one thing.

You know how this is:
if I look
at the crystal moon, at the red branch
of the slow autumn at my window,
if I touch
...... Read complete »

   
[Hata Bildir]