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Russian Roulette

Where is the love?
What should I do about you?
It is not me who did wrong
It was you at the fault
This may be the end of all this
I may lose everything this time
I really can't control myself
Love is a game, right?
I would love to play it
This feels like a Russian Roulette
Well, I would love to play it
Or maybe this is just a dangerous gamble
With me as a bet
Why are you scared?
Isn't that what makes it fun?
I would love to gamble more and more!
You are just too sensitive
That I can't even joke with you
You know me so well
Is that why you control me?
Well, it is okay
'cause I just do the same
Our relationship is just so weird
It is so beautiful
Yet sad
Why would I lie?
I have no reason to lie
Everything is fine between us
Isn't it?
Madness is the essence of gambling
Isn't it?

About this poem

The title of this poem is 'Russian Roulette'. For people who don't know, Russian Roulette basically refers to a deadly game in which a participant loads a revolver with one bullet, spins the cylinder, and fires at his own head. This poem is comparing a relationship or a toxic relationship between a girl and boy who are probably lovers. The gender of the speaker is totally dependent on the reader and his/her perspective. What is the significance of Russian Roulette in the poem? Just like Russian Roulette is all about luck, both the girl and the boy are trying to test their luck through this relationship. But as Russian Roulette is so dangerous, their relationship also turns out be quite toxic and dangerous. The speaker tries to deny all the allegations of being toxic and not giving support to their relationship. This shows that it is not just the speaker who is toxic but the other person (the lover of the speaker) is also as toxic as the speaker. The speaker has also predicted abo 

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Written on March 08, 2022

Submitted by bupasana21 on September 08, 2022

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