Game Over

I do not wish to play your game,
the twisted webs drive me insane.
Negative thoughts freely expressed,
all interactions turn to dread.

I do not crave to play your game,
belittle others and defame.
Acts patronize within a look,
judgements compose hidden outlooks.

I do not want to play your game,
no room for change, always the same.
Riddles and clues shoved in my head,
clear expectations, mixed instead.

I do not need to play your game,
never believed in placing blame.
If something cracks, I look inside,
no need to point or try to hide.

I do not know rules to your game,
laws often change without an aim.
People are pawns, your words cruel darts,
all set to play misguided parts.

I will no longer play your game,
intentions pure, no need for shame.
No more pretense or need for lies
to self preserve, I say goodbye.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

Written for FOWC hosted by Fandango
Prompt word Patronize

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  1. Beautiful reflections, dear Grace! Looking inside is the best way to respond properly. Truly enjoyed πŸ‘ŒπŸ’—πŸ€

  2. I’ve been on the receiving end of behaviour like this. I doubt if some actually recognize the damage that can be done. Well writen and hits home in so many places.

  3. The power in your lines is filled with spiritual energy…so magnetic…I love these lines…”If something cracks, I look inside…no need to point or try to hide” πŸ’ŸπŸ’ŸπŸ’Ÿ

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