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The Gods

The gods are playing with our lives,
The earth their private theater.
Fate is their game, a flickering flame -
On the edge of their whims, we teeter. 
The gods are betting on our wars,
The earth their private chess board. 
A flickering flame, fate is their game.
They get off on sorrow and gore. 
The gods are listening to our woes,
The earth their private confession. 
Fate is their game, a flickering flame
That smokes us into transgression. 
The gods are jealous of our world,
The earth their private daydream. 
A flickering flame, fate is their game -
Each human a toy figurine.

*Form: Zanila

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  1. Date: 3/18/2013 6:35:00 AM
    Scary thought, yeah? be so small.

  1. Date: 1/23/2013 8:05:00 PM
    In a universe so vast, who could dispute this as a possibility. Captivating write

  1. Date: 1/15/2013 9:10:00 AM
    Heather , :-) Congratulations in Suzette's " ZaniLa Rhyme - an exiting new contest for the holidays... " contest. Take care... PD

  1. Date: 1/13/2013 1:34:00 PM
    Great job in this interesting contest..Congrats on your win..Sara

  1. Date: 1/12/2013 5:14:00 PM
    Congratulations on your wonderful win, Heather! Always, Annalise

  1. Date: 1/12/2013 1:36:00 PM
    Heather, you are always "in the money" because you deserve to be--and don't we secretly feel those Gods about us!

  1. Date: 1/12/2013 11:37:00 AM
    Heather, truly love the poem*SKAT

  1. Date: 1/12/2013 10:49:00 AM
    This read so smoothly, the candance well counted throughout the poem. Well done and congrats...I've never thought about "gods" being jealous of mere earth...good imagination !! Enjoyed the read and Congrats !!

  1. Date: 1/12/2013 10:09:00 AM
    This is very good, one of my personal favorites in the contest. Congratulations.

  1. Date: 1/12/2013 7:46:00 AM
    Congratulations on you winning spot once more Heather luv xx

  1. Date: 1/12/2013 5:08:00 AM
    I found this theory extolled here, fascinating. The rhyming of lines 2 & 4 in stanzas two and four were not obvious, otherwise this is an excellent ZaniLa Rhyme. Congratulations on your win, Heather. Best wishes, Suzette

  1. Date: 12/31/2012 4:13:00 PM
    Heather I just love this , happy New Year...David

  1. Date: 12/31/2012 2:53:00 PM
    As we humor the gods you have tickled me with this very creative poem.

  1. Date: 12/31/2012 2:22:00 PM
    wow, Heather, this is an awesome write about the gods. there was a movie about the gods and how they were still there, like in old mythology just "playing" us, and already I forgot the name of that movie. It was really good,just like your poem.

  1. Date: 12/31/2012 9:56:00 AM
    nice write Heather,GOD is different from gods lol,happy new year dear