Winners and Losers

poem by: Cecilia Crasto
Written on Jul 01, 2016

We live our lives the way we choose
We take the risks to win or lose
Life is a game just a crazy game 
They change the rules but it's all the same.

Some have ambition and others have none
Life's chances are given to everyone
If a loser tries hard he can succeed
He must light the fire to ignite the greed.

It's the nature of man in his discontent
To strive for more till his life is spent
The world dictates that he must succeed
To amass much more than he'll ever need.

We all must die the way we came
No claims to riches no pretenses to fame
What a man owns is what will divide
Murmurs of dissent begin at the graveside!



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Chris Cleverly commented:
Nicely done! very strong ending too Thankyou for posting
Cecilia Crasto commented:
Thank you very much Chris, much appreciated.
Christopher Russon commented:
Very well written poem. Life is of more value th a riches.
Great Poem Cecilia! Completely agree with your content; well stated and to the point. Mankind searches for meaning until it is too late to realize the importance of precious non-material connections.
Tony Anderson commented:
Wonderfully awesome write, well done
Paddy Clegg commented:
Crikey! For a moment I thought I was reading one of mine!!!! I got it's rhythm right away and the poem tripped off my tongue. Cheers
Geoffrey Brewer commented:
A well constructed poem with form, rhyme and rhythm. I think you have well identified the 'game' aspect of life; so is there anything wrong with winning as long as we follow fair rules of the game; and is there anything wrong with prosperity that we create (not steal)? Must we feel guilty for succeeding and flourishing?
Ann Sdono commented:
Very nice, and so true.
Cecilia Crasto commented:
Thank you Geoffrey, you pose some interesting questions, wish I had the answers. I have always thought that if we acquire wealth through hard work, it is a good thing but, we should share it with those less fortunate than us.
Cecilia Crasto commented:
Thank you Ann, very kind of you to say so.
Maria Williams commented:
We must all strive hard in this life to follow our dreams and passions, but I do think that one can get lost in the game and lose focus. As I remember my father always saying "the more you give, the more you get".What goes around comes around. Life is full of abundance.
Cecilia Crasto commented:
I totally agree Maria and I thank you for your insightful thoughts.
Frank byrne commented:
This poem is so true to the word.........I hate greed...greedy people are the losers...simple things in life are so precious...thought provoking poem good...
ann parks commented on Nov 07, 2017 at 12:26pm
They amass wealth yet the fear of poverty never leaves them and makes their miserly lives a misery......thanks for a great poem.
Jazz Force commented on Dec 06, 2017 at 11:29pm
What's success?


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