Something Unsung: Life


Life
Joel Buensalida

Life is a game you play everyday
It’s either winning or losing on the way
A game wherein you have to follow some law
Of playing fair or dirty with arrows and bow
Sometimes you’re flying high up in the sky
Sometimes you’re falling hard with a long sigh
You’ll never know what’s going to happen next
Because it’s a choice with a lot to expect

The very first day your eyes opened wide
The outside is a world giving free ride
You followed the flow of the floating air
You lived just to grow with nothing to care
The time was so slow when you wished to let go
But that’s the way it is you must never throw
Life is a game you play everyday
It’s either winning or losing on the way

The following day you opened your eyes
The world outside is selling truths and lies
Some went to right; most went to the wrong
The way of living is hard to get along
Now that you’re free and your wish has come true
It’s up to you how will your driving do
You drive very fast; you might get crashed
You drive very slow; you might set rush

You opened your eyes with the game on your hand
You know how to fly but don’t know how to land
Up in the sky, you thought that you would last
Roaming around without looking to the past
And then suddenly, something takes place
The game you’ve been winning is out of trace
You disappeared very fast without knowing what
Life is beautiful and it’s all been that

You opened your eyes with a losing game
It’s your entire fault and nothing is to blame
On the ground, everything’s not gonna last
Forever is a word but not a must
And so, you lose the game very slow
Lots of sorrow and pain but it must go
Life is a game you play everyday
It’s either winning or losing on the way

Some people play the game just to win
Never wanted to lose and to be mean
But in a game, one must suffer a defeat
And a victory for the one to beat
The next time you will open your eyes
Is the next time you will play the game wise
Coz life is game you play everyday
It’s either winning or losing on the way

 

Trivia:

  • ‘Life’ is the 94th poem that was written last January 9, 2000 under ‘Something Unsung’ chapter.
  • The composition was inspired by the faithful departed.
  • The composition is Poemer’s 2nd Best Among the Rest.
  • All of the 28 poems under chapter, ‘Something Unsung’, were written between 1999 and 2000.
  • The words, ‘something unsung’, appeared significantly and redundantly on the 28 poems.

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