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Below is the poem entitled SUMMER GAMES which was written by poet Michael Poyntz. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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it was only yesterday
that i realized
you were not coming back
i found myself the sole spectator
to the game of hearts
and the joker laughed on with glee

love cancelled on the count of pain
the victor of nothing at all

you wear your smile well
as if it were your player’s uniform
throwing out promises with candlelight
catching all of my gentle emotions
for one brief moment
i was your most valuable player

you play the game well
better than i ever could


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  1. Date: 3/3/2013 9:11:00 AM
    Michael, many blessings on your featured poem this passed week. Have yourself a new and awesome week.:-) Always & Forever * LINDA

  1. Date: 2/27/2013 5:33:00 PM
    love can be lost and some people can use us but we always have to remember that theres someone out there for us.. nice job being featured this is a wonderful poem Mike

  1. Date: 2/26/2013 11:56:00 AM
    "You wear your smile well, as if it were your player's uniform." This is telling. Congrats on the selection. daver

  1. Date: 10/29/2009 2:21:00 PM
    Interesting perspective for the reader to think about. I like how the lines take on different characters to make your point. Welcome to Poetry Soup! I hope you enjoy your time spent with us. Best wishes with your writing. Karen