Snakes and ladders


Snakes and ladders 

All of a sudden

The game starts

 

With a peculiar 2D cube in your hand

You begin at a precise point

Of time and space

 

You toss your magical dice

That only has two sides

A “good” and a “bad”

 

What is more bizarre about this gamble

Is that you are in charge

You choose what side it lands on

 

You desire the “good”

An up the ladder you go

One step… two steps

Three or may be four

 

You prefer the “bad”

The snake appears

And down you slide

One step… two steps

Three or may be four

 

You are constantly playing

And time is running fast

If you want to finish the game

And reach your destination

You’ve got to play it right

 

Otherwise

Before you know it

Your time will be over

Without ever arriving

And that is sad

 

13-05-2006

© Copyright 2006 Nahida Izzat  -PoetryforPalestine – All Rights Reserved

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