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A Game Of Hearts
by Caryn M. Day-Suarez

Saturday, February 02, 2002

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We sit alone in this room
smiling and playing this game
We have played this game
so many times with others
sometimes we win
sometimes we lose
I throw down the 10 of Spades
you throw down the Jack of Hearts
and swiftly rake in the trump.
We pore out our hearts to each other
I listen, you listen
you promise, I promise
You throw down the nine of Hearts
I throw down the Queen of Hearts
and for the moment
I have won.
Such sweet things you say
you say you mean them only for me
yet I know better
I play the Jack of Spades
you throw the King of Hearts
and smile thinking yourself so clever.
We both hold one card.
You throw the King of Diamonds
I stall and try to study your face,
but you can't look me in the eye.
I play the Ace of Hearts
and standing lean over to kiss your lips
Giving you a kiss you will never forget
Then I whisper to you softly,
"I won
and you have lost.
I've tired of this game with you
I would have gladly let you win,
but I have learned it is better to play fair".
You sit and say nothing
and in turning to leave the room
I sadly look back at you
and still you sit there
No more cards to play
No more hearts to trump
and one last time I casually reply,
"Find someone else to play with my love,
for I am bored with this game.
I'm off now to find a better way
to spend my time
for that is what winners do"....


Caryn Suarez 02/02/02


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Reviewed by D. Enise 2/7/2002
This is wonderful! I am so deeply touched, I know this place..the saddness, and.. the courage..And I feel it so, in your words! Excellent!! I applaud you!!!
Blessings to you!!
Jen D.Enise
Reviewed by Trixie Love 2/6/2002
Hi Caryn,
Lovely as always my friend...

Hugs,
Trixie
Reviewed by Charles Mann (Reader) 2/6/2002
just stoped by to say hi,wonderful poetry my friend,,doc's got me on new meds,maybe I'll be around a little more now,thanks for the prayers,,your friend,,Charlie
Reviewed by Theresa Koch 2/5/2002
Caryn this was excellent`You my friend are a true winner!!!!
Reviewed by chander keswani (Reader) 2/4/2002
Nice & penetrating thought,this could only portrayed by you,I agree.well done caryn,i m axpecting lot more from you.Chander keswani
Reviewed by Dawn Richerson 2/3/2002
Original treatment of an age-old scenario. Great job. Dawn.
Reviewed by Karen Dunn 2/2/2002
Caryn,
You know when to HOLD EM and you know when to FOLD EM. Clever interpretation.
Karen Dunn
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 2/2/2002
Yes, you are a winner Caryn! It shows in this poem you have written.

So interesting and very well-done indeed!

Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by Gregory Sonn (Reader) 2/2/2002
Great write (metaphorically speaking)!It is what any forward thinking woman should do.
Loved it. Gregg
Reviewed by Gilles Marchand 2/2/2002
Well...The ace of heart to me means...New love, new beginings, the ship has set sail to new wonders, for no longer shall your winds be in my face, only at my back. For my calling is at sea,to fallow my dreams...
That is where my heart is at...!
Blue eyed fish...
Reviewed by Janet Caldwell 2/2/2002
oooo Caryn, I know the very feeling Sweets and YES you are a winner!
Much love, Janet xoxoxoxo
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