Shahzia Batool

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Playmate! - Poem by Shahzia Batool

Fortune thinks
We are kids
So She always plays with us
Dodging, blind and guessing games;
See-saw, hurdles, hide-n-seek;
Her swings of different, different nature,
Makes the life as a roller-coaster
All Her games are really strange
Never aught of our own choice;
That is why
She dodges us;
But She is right
'cause we are really foolish kids
Ignorant of her cunning tricks.
In this state
When we yield,
She conquers us and wins...

Comments about Playmate! by Shahzia Batool

  • Ramesh Rai (7/5/2013 7:19:00 PM)

    we all are the doll of time beautiful (Report) Reply

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  • Heather Wilkins (6/23/2013 4:25:00 PM)

    fortune plays games with our minds. when we yield she conquers us and wins. (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (6/2/2012 6:20:00 AM)

    Great piece of poetry - we are all the designers of our own fortune. Very well written. (Report) Reply

  • (5/26/2012 4:04:00 AM)

    beautiful................................ (Report) Reply

  • Captain Cur (5/23/2012 2:27:00 PM)

    Fortune is the play, and we the actors and actresses, and we read to Her script.
    Well done!
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  • Adeline Foster (5/22/2012 3:54:00 PM)

    I like it. Reads well and leaves one with a worthwhile tone. Read mine - Memory Is a Cheating Thing -
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  • Saadat Tahir (5/9/2012 12:41:00 PM)

    Who hath dallied with Fortuna and won her sidelong glances....
    no Achilles thus yet born, who dallies with her tresses as the flute of time plays

    no lips that held her pinned nor hands that felt her ever soft
    the fickle Fortuna here so well laid out in stunning silhouettes speaks an alien language to the one who seeks

    great lines….
    context 10
    content 10

    :) …with pleasure
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  • (5/4/2012 10:53:00 PM)

    Two words, Shahzia: Right on! Beautiful. (Report) Reply

  • Allemagne Roßmann (4/26/2012 3:50:00 AM)

    Nobody has ever won against fortune.You can only win with fortune.The one who says i won against is a liar therefore or exaggerator.Fortune is personified here in the form of a woman.Swirls and twists and therefore sweepstakes.Only sometimes it is not the lavazza senorita.

    Well said ideas.Fortune is invincible so unpredictable.
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  • Neela Nath Das (4/24/2012 7:25:00 PM)

    Nemesis plays a vital role in our life.I believe it. Representation of the theme is marvelous. (Report) Reply

  • Anil Kumar Panda (4/24/2012 2:14:00 AM)

    very nice.true and honest.liked it. (Report) Reply

  • Sibghatullah Khan (4/23/2012 12:26:00 PM)

    Reminds me of the Tweedlelum-Tweedledee of Hamlet, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. One of them said, talking to Hamlet: We are not the very buttons on Fortune's cap. When, like a strumpet, Fortune dodges us and knocks us about, we muck about like bats for some anchorage in life. Sometimes, only sometimes, she lets us eat some crumbs from her table-the occasional episodes of happiness in the general drama of pain, as Hardy would have it-and then starts playing the blindman's buff with us again. Her wiles and guiles (her cunning tricks, as you say) ultimately get her on the victory stand, and our ends are shaped by her (or her alter ego, Divinity) , rough hew them how we will. A beautiful piece of art! ! Thumbs up Shazia! ! An aside: For one thing, feminine gender pronoun She used for Fortune makes her a good fare for a feminist reading. (Report) Reply

  • Vipins Puthooran (4/17/2012 1:48:00 PM)

    Fortune thinks
    We are kids
    So She always plays with us /////
    (((really excellent.............
    fate thinks
    we are fools
    so He always wins)))))))))))
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  • Rigzin Namgyal (4/15/2012 11:28:00 AM)

    ..she indeed does...
    ..a nice poem Shazia...
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  • Sharad Juneja (4/14/2012 6:16:00 AM)

    very nice one Shazia..... (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh Rai (4/12/2012 6:17:00 AM)

    fortune conquers us, it is right, but we are the maker of our own fortune. we must not think about fortune bcoz fortune will dome bowing its head. a nice poem (Report) Reply

  • (4/12/2012 2:14:00 AM)

    Fortune may be scared of war, notoriety of religions and inefficient government, so why should we blame her. To lure her, we must have some standard! (Report) Reply

  • Allemagne Roßmann (4/10/2012 5:58:00 PM)

    Fortune is so not a child`s play.Perhaps the one who has its taste has valued or salvaged it more than the one running after others. (Report) Reply

  • Wahab Abdul (4/10/2012 10:55:00 AM)

    fortune personified and how she plays with us is the central idea of the poem and the idea is developed well with a crafty hand.......... (Report) Reply

  • Shihabudheen K J (4/9/2012 12:56:00 PM)

    She is fortune.lottery is too like this. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, April 8, 2012

Poem Edited: Sunday, April 8, 2012

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