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A Dangerous Game

December 6, 2010
By Nina_Care SILVER, Colfax, California
Nina_Care SILVER, Colfax, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Love is a many splendored thing, Love lifts us up where we belong, All you need is love!"

Gasp a gulp of glorious air
A breath I dared intake
The game I played was just not fair
When won the prize was fake.

A trick or two is what they said
To encourage me to play
I soon found out it was to have my head,
I was their trick that day.

So here I lay amidst decay
Pondering my useless part
Rotting in a grotesque way;
Life was over by its start.

A maggot here an inch worm there
These are my new best friends
A rat or two within my hair
I did believe my thoughts would end.

But I’ve discovered to no delight
My story is not finished
Much to my dislike and fright
My conscious brain did not diminish.

When I died that fateful eve
My end “thanks” to that scoundrel
I played not his game his game played me
I remain here in the ground as hell.

Every day I am forced to wonder
Just what it would be like
If I were on instead of under
A ground I’ve learned to spite.

It’s dark around my cloudy eyes
My coffin’s lid shut tight
I want to die when I dream of skies
So blue with birds in flight.

But as I’ve learned and do not get
To die is not so effortless
As I’m still here and will always regret
Playing that one last game of chess.

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on Aug. 15 2012 at 9:44 am
writer3499 GOLD, New Bedford, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"it's impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might has well not have lived at all-in which case you fail by default."

this is really interesting in a good way!! I was expecting more of an intense game instead of chess but i loved that surprise at the end! So fantastic job!!  Would you mind checking out some of my work?