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Famous Playing The Game Poems by Famous Poets

These are examples of famous Playing The Game poems written by some of the greatest and most-well-known modern and classical poets. PoetrySoup is a great educational poetry resource of famous playing the game poems. These examples illustrate what a famous playing the game poem looks like and its form, scheme, or style (where appropriate).

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by Dyke, Henry Van
...meantime man said, "No,--
I like their looks in their robes and rings." 
So he crowned a few more,
And they went on playing the game as before,
Fighting and spoiling things. 

Man said, "I am tired of kings!
Sons of the robber-chiefs of yore,
They make me pay for their lust and their war;
I am the puppet, they pull the strings; 
The blood of my heart is the wine they drink.
I will govern myself for awhile I think, 
And see what that brings!" 

Then God, who made t...Read More

by Service, Robert William
..."But it isn't playing the game," he said,
 And he slammed his books away;
"The Latin and Greek I've got in my head
 Will do for a duller day."
"Rubbish!" I cried; "The bugle's call
 Isn't for lads from school."
D'ye think he'd listen? Oh, not at all:
 So I called him a fool, a fool.

Now there's his dog by his empty bed,
 And the flute he used to play,
And his...Read More

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