Life Is Like a Video Game

Life is like a video game,

We are all trying to reach a higher level.

Some times we listen to an angel on one shoulder,

But it’s easier to look to the other shoulder, seating a devil.


Life is like a video game,

It feels like we have limited lives.

Like we have only a few chances,

Only a few opportunities to get things right.


At times things get too difficult, just too tough,

Game over, it’s easier to just admit defeat.

For there is no worse fear in life,

Than experiencing failure on repeat.


Why not stick to playing the easy levels?

Guaranteed success, they can be played over and over again.

You will never move on upwards but you will never fail.

There is nothing to lose but there is nothing to gain.


We are in control of our own lives,

In reality, it is the players who control the game.

Video game characters may die and be resurrected,

But they return to life just the same.


Not humans, though,

We are not like video games in this respect.

We may be knocked down three times,

But we can stand up and walk another four steps.


Some times doors shut,

For reasons, some we will never know.

But other doors will be thrown open,

In the end, all we can really do is grow.


Life is like a video game,

We are all trying to reach a higher level.

Failure is an option, but it’s not the only possibility,

When you stop listening to your devil.

2 comments

  1. sip3hey · February 11, 2015

    Holy shit I wrote a poem with this same title in 2008!

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