Poem: " Fool's Game" - LetterPile - Writing and Literature
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Poem: " Fool's Game"

I am a writer. My passion is poetry. I feel words connect people together and help us to understand the feelings we share.

Summary of Poem

Fool's game is a poem about a man who believes he can get away with fooling a woman.

He plays like the devil but he is left alone with his guilt.

With misty eyes he reads her tear stained letter wishing his angel would come home.

"It's a Heartache" by Bonnie Tyler

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"Fool's Game"

He plays like the devil
in a whirlwind,
thinking he can slip home
before the dust settles.

The sky clears
before his feet hit the ground,
leaving him alone
with his guilt to comfort him.

His eyes mist over
when he reads the tear stained letter
she left behind,
wishing his angel would come home.

"Let Her Go" by Passenger

© 2020 BRENDA ARLEDGE

Comments

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on September 13, 2020:

Nithya,

Thank you so much for reading.

Have a wonderful day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on September 13, 2020:

Kyler,

Sorry this one hits close to home.

Playing like the devil is probably best suited with one who also plays this game.

Thanks for the great comment.

Kyler J Falk from Corona, CA on September 13, 2020:

I've always lived my life, playing like the devil, and it is true that when dating an angel it will leave you alone and guilty. This is why I found my equal, and she helped me to wash away the guilt and suffering I caused myself. Perhaps when we combine the devilish man with one who plays the game better, only then do we see his angelic side come to the surface.

Another amazing piece, Brenda, and, as always, it hits close to home!

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on September 13, 2020:

Oh my a whirlwind of turbulent emotions, so well expressed!!

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on September 10, 2020:

Chrish,

You are so right.

Everyone has his or her own style and way of writing.

Happy to see you here.

Have a great day!

Chrish Canosa from Manila Philippines on September 09, 2020:

Beautiful! what I love about this website is that every poets has a different and very unique powers.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on September 07, 2020:

Lorna,

Thank you so much for your kind words.

I always appreciate you reading my work.

Have a wonderful day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on September 07, 2020:

Rosina,

Thank you.

I guess there is a glimmer of hope for him since he can recognize his own guilt.

Have a great day.

Lorna Lamon on September 07, 2020:

You always manage to conjure up such deep feelings in your poetry Brenda and this one is no exception. A touching poem and I have always been a fan of Bonnie Tyler.

Rosina S Khan on September 06, 2020:

At least the guy understands his mistake and is full of guilt, reading her letter and hoping she would come home. Beautiful poem, Brenda. Thanks for sharing.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on September 06, 2020:

John,

Thank you.

I guess I always seem to write short, brief poetry.

I love the last song too.

Enjoy this day.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on September 06, 2020:

Brief but powerful poem, Brenda. The two songs are great, the first a classic, the second one I am particularly fond of.