Just yesterday, the score was even
but now I see you’re in the lead.
I apologize for my lack of
attention to the rules
or understanding a clearer
strategy. I was never the
best at playing games.
You were so much
better than me.
You had me fooled with
your moves sweet as
honey, though, I still feel like
a winner in the best of
reality. They say hind-sight
is twenty-twenty and now
I believe it to be so. For
with or without you, I’m
no longer feeling empty
and you are now nothing
but a bitter memory.
Lauren Scott © 2014
30 thoughts on “Games”
Your poetry is always so true. I love the feeling of strength that comes through in this and the ending especially made me smile.
Thanks, Sheila, (I think :))…I do write about things that I’m sure many can relate to and I usually add strength, feeling there is no other option. I know strength sometimes isn’t present, though…and I’m glad I made you smile. This had a hint of fun, truth and sarcasm for April Fool’s Day! 🙂 xx
many years ago, when dinosaurs walked the earth LOL, one of my fav songs was by a Christian group, DeGarmo & Key called All of the Losers Win. Your poem reminded me of that Lauren, no matter who p[lays the games, they never really WIN. Great poem!!
You’re right, Michael, no one wins; someone is going to lose and get hurt, but I guess that’s life! Eventually, though, the one that is hurting finds happiness, or at least that’s how I choose to see it. 🙂 Thanks for your comparison (made me smile) and for your kind words, too!
When you make love a game some chancer is always going to be tempted to cheat. Good piece.
True, but sad words, Joe! I’m glad you liked this, though; kinda fun to write, so thank you!
In every game, there will be losers and winners – even in a ‘draw’ there is a kick-off to drill down to one last (wo)man standing.
Cleverly said, Eric, and very true! Thanks for chiming in…:)
…Which I’ll soothe with some chocolate. And forget all about you.
Oh, of course, Binky, chocolate will always be the comforting factor when hearts hurt! 🙂
This is my fav here among all your poems. Just works, the voice (not overdone, kinda matter-of-fact), the flow, message.
Thanks so much! I appreciate your comment and kind words! This was just kind of fun to write and I’m sure many of us have had similar experiences…I’ll be visiting you soon, too!
The title is apt, Lauren. If love becomes a game where both parties seek to make a pawn or fool out of the other, then only one result is certain. And it’s not at all pleasant.
Your poems touch on matters of life. Love this a lot.
Hey, I never got the chance to properly thank you for wishing me a quick recover. Thanks for coming by my blog 🙂
Thanks for your kind words, Uzo, and I’m glad to see you back, too! You don’t have to thank me, either. 🙂 I always appreciate your visits when you have the time…take care and have a wonderful evening! Hugs and blessings!
You’re right Lauren, it’s like we got together on this theme for each of our posts. I love it! 🙂 xx
And they’re both very different, but real to life! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by, Penny! Cheers! xo
I have bitter memories. I like the sweet present time instead 🙂 Great poem, Lauren!
I know you do, Christy, and I’m so glad the present is so much better and sweeter for you! Thanks for your kind words! ♥
Awww! Have a wonderful weekend, Lauren!!
You, Too! 🙂
This is such a powerful poem Lauren! I expect many people could feel this one; I certainly can, not recently I hasten to add but I have experienced the process a long time ago
Thanks, Chris, I’m sure many can relate and like you, my memories were way back in the olden days. 🙂 This was just fun to write, but not one of my best. 🙂 Hugs! ♥
good insightful poem – to some love is a game and “who cares most loses”, while to others it can be win-win. That seems the better way to play
Thanks so much, Bill, for your comment and kind words..yes, I’m in agreement that win-win seems the better way to play, too!
I love the way these heartfelt words convey strength – with our without…we can move on when we accept life for what it is, independently. Great job Lauren ❤
Thanks so much, Charlene, for your insightful comment. Honestly, I almost deleted this one! 🙂 But I’m glad you and others did enjoy it and strength is what we need for many of life’s encounters…have a great Monday, my friend! ♥
Ahh, we have something in common writing-wise. I am so glad that you did not delete because you never know how you may touch someone when you provoke deep thoughts as this piece certainly did. I can see that you and I both are beginning to be more open with our words (although honesty is foremost with us both)…I went through the exact same battle in making a decision to publish my latest post, but I guess it’s all a part of growing…progressing. It all pays off in the end because our initial apprehensions dissipate when we simply ‘go for it’. Happy Monday to you too, my friend! ❤
You’re right and I’m actually amazed at the complements I’ve received! 🙂 Every so often, there will be a poem that I’ll publish and then wish I hadn’t. It doesn’t happen as often as it did in the beginning of blogging, but it does happen…I will check your post out tonight. When hubby’s watching basketball, I’ll be blogging! 🙂 Thanks so much for your encouraging comments, so from here on out, let’s both just “go for it!” ♥
Also glad you didn’t delete, Lauren. This one is not as negative as it might seem, as understanding what hurts us can be so transforming. And there is a lot of game playing in love out there … one of the reasons I don’t actively seek it again. What is meant to be knows where to find us! XO ♥
Aww…thanks, Diane, for your reassuring comment. It’s very sad about all the game playing and honestly, I’m glad to not be a part of it, either..whether single or married. I love your last line and it could be the beginning of a poem. 🙂 Sending hugs!