Everyone’s playing a game,
Cards held close to chests
With poker face
And clammy hands.
Sounds brutal when we talk of love,
But let’s face it,
Do you want to get your heart
Stolen when the chips are down?
And don’t you do the same?
I think that everyone has to play a game when it comes to love. That’s not because we are all heartless, but because nobody wants to get hurt.
Opening up for love puts you in such a vulnerable position and it reminds me of players sitting around a table playing poker. All parties are nervous and need to be careful, but there comes a point where you have to show your hand. If you entered the game, you need to be able to see it through.
I think that perhaps we need to be a little bit more open to one another. It feels unnatural to hold back like this and I think the world would be a much nicer place if we weren’t constantly worried that the other person is hiding their true motive.
That said, some people do have horrible motives, so I can understand why people want to be careful before they open up fully.
Oh, wouldn’t life be so much better if we weren’t all out for ourselves?