David Shoestring

Rookie - 260 Points (Birmingham)

Life Of Cards - Poem by David Shoestring

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?

Topic(s) of this poem: ethics , fun, games, life, lifestyle, philosophical


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Out of the blue, a wealthy man inherits an object of great value from a previously unknown distant relative, now deceased. By mistake one day, he leaves the object on a park bench where it is subsequently found by a destitute tramp looking for a place to sleep.

For most of us, ‘A Life of Cards’ surely seems close to reality at one time or another, and for too many it becomes a lifelong theme. Should just such a life-changing ‘opportunity’ arise, which one of us would truly feel that we did not deserve to take it?

Surely ‘fate’ is universal?

Comments about Life Of Cards by David Shoestring

  • Sally Plumb Plumb (5/7/2015 1:02:00 AM)

    fate is a game of snakes and ladders. (Report) Reply

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  • Anil Kumar Panda Anil Kumar Panda (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

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 3, 2014

Poem Edited: Wednesday, October 7, 2015


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