Esnala Banda


Love's a game


Love's a game,
of hide and seek,
now you see me,
now you don't.

Love's a game,
of peek-a-boo,
here one minute,
gone the next.

Love's a game,
of tag,
one minute you're IT,
the next you're not.

Love's a game,
of hopscotch,
hopping from one square,
to the next.

Love's a game,
of ring-o-rosies,
atishoo, atishoo,
you always fall down.

Love's a game,
of cat's cradle,
eventually the ball
of string gets tangled.

Love's a game,
of double dutch,
you skip one rope only,
to get caught in the other.

Love's a game,
of cops and robbers,
one steals aheart,
the other catches them.

Love's a game,
of duck duck goose,
there is always
an odd one out.

Submitted: Tuesday, January 17, 2012
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  • Rajendran Muthiah (1/17/2012 12:47:00 PM)

    Fantastic ideas conveyed in all the stanzas.It is game of cops and robbers.Really I chuckle when I type these lines. Humorous too much.Cheers! feel a relief from poems of death, disappointment, dejection and despair! (Report) Reply

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