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Below is the poem entitled Game of Life which was written by poet Shadow Hamilton. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Game of Life

To live is to take a chance
each day we have many choices
is our life preordained?
the paths already written?

Or are we just balsam
blown hither and tither
when you stop and think
how much free choice is there?

Our discipline starts early
from the day we first attend
kindergarten or school lessons
after school we go out to work

Again we are at the whims of bosses
if you do not toe the line out you go
appearances are important to neighbours
so we keep our houses and gardens nice

If one drops out of every day life
and goes totally their own way
we are called odd and often far worse
just for daring to be different

Man is such a herd animal 
like sheep we follow blindly
not wanting to seem unusual
needing the approval of peers

So in this game of life
we roll the dice of chance
choosing to follow fate
no real free choice for us

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  1. Date: 11/30/2013 4:37:00 PM
    This is a wonderful write Shadow. I believe that on the surface we are in charge of our life, but looking deeper it is destiny. In my seventy one years of life I have developed a ' do your best, then trust in destiny, way of living. Your poems are so good my friend....peter

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 11/30/2013 5:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Peter and ty dear I find both your comment and your poems very inspiring Shadow x smile hug
  1. Date: 11/30/2013 11:39:00 AM
    We never know exactly what life will issue out..Great way to express the topic..I noticed that your thoughtfulness graced my page..Your comments were uplifting..Sara

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 11/30/2013 5:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Sara true we never know what is ahead ty for reading Shadow x smile hug
  1. Date: 11/30/2013 11:10:00 AM
    We seem to be chained to the wheel of fate that we have obediently to follow. You have asked the million dollar question that clear answer is not there but belief to an answer! Great work!

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 11/30/2013 5:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Demetrios yes I agree but if one beaks away they are considered odd ty for reading Shadow x smile hug
  1. Date: 11/30/2013 9:39:00 AM
    I do believe we have free choice but often others free choice intersect with our own and thus fate is born.

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 11/30/2013 5:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Rick yes we have free choice but many do not utilize it preferring to follow the herd lol ty for reading Shadow x smile hug