The World Stage’s Masquerade Ball of Play and Games is a poem written by Tabassum Tahmina Shagufta Hussein and shared with The Ugly Writers under the theme The Games We Play for the month of April.
The World Stage’s Masquerade Ball of Play and Games
The world is a stage of play
Where we all are actors.
We play our games on our own terms.
Who is playing who?
A couple posing happy couple pictures on social media,
While in reality, the relationship exists only in the papers.
Fooling all with hypocrisy and wearing a good persona
Is the master player of the game.
False pretense going on while we play the game
It’s like the Masquerade Ball,
The game we all are playing.
The game played in reality and virtually?
Who is who in this game?
The majority of players enjoys the pleasures of the game in life
Very few flee and seek refuge in Keats’s world of the nightingale
Wait lonely for this deceptive game to be over.
But the game goes on, players keep playing.
Deception, lies and hypocrisy.
It is life.
The waiting refugees in Keats world hope for Nietzsche’s Übermensch
While the life’s Masquerade ball goes on, the players continue to play the game.
Life is a game.
Life is a play in its all entirety.
Give some love to Ms. Tabassum Tahmina Shagufta Hussein by reading her previous works here: