veeraiyah subbulakshmi


The Famous Game Of Life


The prison that we are put in, for years,
Always guarded by the super powers,
Sometimes prisoners become the guards,
While the guards are the prisoners,

Secured and guarded by the super powers,
Those are stronger than our will and silent whisper,
To crumble and scramble our simple wishes to be the lumps,
To choke our throat to prove that we are very weak and meek,

To tighten our chest to cloak our spirit to fight for its right,
To arrest our sense of self respect to escape from the paper box,
To chain our legs to the water pipe below the sink,
The change of guards are noted, while the prisoner siege,

Most prisoners outgrow the guards, as they age,
Most prisoners learn from the guards to be the sage of rage,
Most prisoners shed the tears to learn the lessons,
The game at the prison of earth is full of trouble and illusion.

Submitted: Monday, September 09, 2013
Edited: Monday, September 09, 2013

Form:


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 (The Famous Game Of Life by veeraiyah subbulakshmi )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. Tonight I can write the saddest lines, Pablo Neruda
  5. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  6. If, Rudyard Kipling
  7. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  8. Alone, Edgar Allan Poe
  9. [CW]Watch The Flash Season 1 Episode 11 .., Renz Barns
  10. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou

Poem of the Day

poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Out of the bosom of the Air
Out of the cloud-folds of her garments shaken,
Over the woodlands brown and bare,
Over the harvest-fields forsaken,
Silent, and soft, and slow
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

New Poems

  1. Cacophonous eves, Priyanka Bhowmick
  2. MY SIMPLE TASTES, Hannington Mumo
  3. I Feel So Lonely/So Left Out Of It, Shalom Freedman
  4. Cliche, Rimni chakravarty
  5. Acceptance of peace., Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
  6. What peace accepts?, Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
  7. It, Lawrence S. Pertillar
  8. Wonderful world of peace., Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
  9. I Dare, H.M. Gautsch
  10. PH: Echo: Embracing The Future, Brian Johnston
[Hata Bildir]