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Monopoly, game of Life

Monopoly, game of life – play it

Monopoly, childhood board game, moves as per dice
Life, real game, moves as per the game one plays   

As  grew older, realities faced squarely
Had semblances with the board’s pictorial squares

Throw of dice decided the destiny on board
Unlike birth, upbringing, circle, efforts dictating destiny in Life
Owner, Banker, borrower, culprit, all characters ended with the game  
Unlike Life’s characters that makes one play different games   

Each day, new game, different victor and vanquished  
Life’s each moment full of mystery, self winner or loser 

Dice calling the shots, tossing not manipulated
Life full of manipulation at each step to win the race

How I wish Life having remote semblance with board game  
Any situation not lasting beyond the game

Each day disconnected with yesterday, tomorrow
Limited spells of joy or sorrow

Life, Monopoly like game – live it   

By Hitendra Mehta
May 2011

HM in Members Contest – Monopoly, the Game of Life by Judy Konos

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  1. Date: 6/6/2011 11:33:00 AM
    Dear Hitendra, the "game" does change as we mature, doesn't it. Congratulations on your success in the contest. Hope you have a wonderful time on your tour!! Just returned from a vacation last Thursday and wish I was still out there enjoying the sea. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 6/6/2011 7:39:00 AM
    It's also an interesting thought to disconnect the days. You inspire me to think about it. Congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 6/3/2011 7:14:00 PM
    A great comparison between the game and the reality. Congratulations Hitendra. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 6/3/2011 5:41:00 PM
    ah gal! remember YOU are in charge of where YOU look! Change your point of view until what you see makes sense to you! The glass is FULL, not half empty not half full FULL, it is you who do not see this...Congrad's on your win! Light & Love

  1. Date: 6/3/2011 2:32:00 PM
    Congrats Hitendra on your HM in the monopoly contest with this wonderful write my friend.. enjoy with luv..

  1. Date: 6/3/2011 11:46:00 AM
    Many congrats on your win, Hitendra : )

  1. Date: 6/3/2011 11:46:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved win in Judy's "Monopoly" contest Hitendra. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/3/2011 9:02:00 AM
    My congratulations on the win in the contest of judy, Hitendra

  1. Date: 6/3/2011 8:35:00 AM
    Thank you for entering my contest

  1. Date: 5/27/2011 1:19:00 PM
    An interesting poem you wrote on this topic, Hitendra. I see pros and cons to real life being like Monopoly and also to life NOT being that way. Way to take the challenge and play THIS game on Soup!