Life Is A Game (37 games/16 bars)

Life Is A Game (37 games/16 bars)

A Poem by The Elusive Mr Dunne

"Life Is A Game" (37 games/16 bars)

You gotta take Risk, in this game, Game of Life/
To tell the truth is Taboo, they'll Buckaroo your rights
This isn't a Trivial Pursuit, like a game of Guess Who/
Playing Cards Against Humanity, you don't have a Clue
Dominant Species, with Battleship, have A Ticket To Ride/
Either Connect 4 on The Power Grid, or it's Trouble tonight
Summoner Wars, Through The Ages, Don't Break The Ice/
Say Anything and it's Dungeon, Chessboard your rights
Make you Scrabble for Monopoly, trapped in a Mousetrap/
Run by the Hungry Hungry Hippo's, I'll let you Figure It Out
They Crash planes to be King Oil, Blood Feud In New York/
The War On Terror is unfair, just like The Hare & The Tort
I'm Sorry that you thought, Candyland would be sweet/
Bombs Take Off, Through The Desert, while majority sleep
From Manhatten To Madina, to Cosmic Encounters/
How can we Escape From Atlantis, if it was never ours.

Copyright 2017 The Elusive Mr Dunne (All rights reserved)

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Nice dance of words my friend. Open the door for many questions with few answers. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry.

Posted 1 Year Ago

Love this one my friend...

Posted 1 Year Ago

Wowser! What a great write. This must have taken you a long time to come up with. Nicely done. ~Sharon

Posted 1 Year Ago

Would have never figured you for a game geek. Interesting play on words. Second one I've read. Quirky.

Posted 1 Year Ago

Pretty interesting poem overall. I like the combination of board game references that readers would be familiar with (although I've personally never heard of half of these), alongside a message about the world's affairs that's kept ambiguous; the latter of which is all but crucial when it comes to poetry, because if it's too straightforward, you lessen the chances of readers coming back to analyze it further.

Nice work!

Posted 1 Year Ago

A clever and crafty write, and a reasonable conclusion at the end, but like we used to say, "back in the day", --- "I walk and talk, but I don't play! Games, that is. LOL

Posted 1 Year Ago

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Added on February 19, 2022
Last Updated on February 19, 2022
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The Elusive Mr Dunne
The Elusive Mr Dunne

London, South East, United Kingdom

Mr Dunne Poetry (Crown Court Censored Poet) ➡ Jailed for Poetry (2008) ➡ Banned at Court (2009-2014) ➡ Author of 20 Books! ➡ Actor #RealLifeTVUK (YouTube, Sky TV, .. more..


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