The Game

He kept the seine disguised
under his pretentious smile,

for he desired to trap her
in his precarious rife

and she disguised
in her innocuous smile,

played along
but until eternity kept him deprived

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46 thoughts on “The Game”

  1. Much pleasure! 🌸

    Right now, school is off. It’s summer break. And the council for board examinations has just released the results for ICSE students, which includes my Tenth board results too.

    By the way, from which state you belong in India?

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        1. When I was in college I used to teach in Carmel for fun. I have taught computer sciences. So I know Carmel very well. No wonder your English is so good. So, what subject are you pursuing further in your studies.

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  2. The title itself reminds me of an American Movie… Your your words are beautifully penned, so very pretentious, yet mysterious bitten by love. This seems to be like a game of battleship. More like concerns, many words unspoken. Another outstanding Poem.

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