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The Game of Life

About Aarefa Faridoon

Aarefa Faridoon received her bachelors degree in English Literature from the Aligarh Muslim University in 1999 and completed her Masters in 2001. She has been teaching Communication Skills at Rizvi College of Engineering for the last 15 years. She is a published poet and short story writer. She has also written lyrics for some widely acclaimed non film songs.

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Of Love
Of Envy
Of Happiness
Of Sorrow
Of Misgivings
And forgiving

The Game of Chess
Played by life
Of choices
Of duress
Of fate
Of deeds
The pawns move
The kings groan
Where every move
Is monitored
None seem to win
Every one struggles
In vain, in pain

I too wait for
My share
Sometimes gleeful
Sometimes in despair!

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