Inamorata (Game of Chance)

They preach of love, which at first sight is ranked impossible
Do you betray me, heart, when rushing signals through?
Express delivery of truth, both risky and insanely plausible

Meanwhile, my eyes - in silent disbelief
For stories propagated by her smile...

I would stand up and flow in her direction, magnetically induced
Short introduction, free pratique, inspection, both elevated and reduced
For I am won, destroyed, seduced...Give me a chance, o stranger!

I'll wager - there is no other, who'd forfeit such a daring offer
It's not a search for comfort! It's simply 'calling' - unexpected, unexplained...

Approaching peak with every sight I gain from her inamorata eyes...
Despite disguise I place to shield my passion
My logic has exhausted any rations of former sense of self-control...

And now...

I hope to choose, how to approach this complicated role
That must emerge from socially accepted plays,
How much delay, before she finishes her meal and leaves without a trace?
So sensual when picking up her tray...

Should I forget this nonsense a la fools?
Should I go forth an break the wretched rules?
O, you betray?



Coincidence of feel and love, heart-felt and honestly instinctive
Is strained by social limitations, nonetheless...

Our hero has some questions to address
Mainly, how much he cares to fight for what is felt
And if it is indeed enough for further action
How smooth be his approach to interaction?
How much can he finesse the first impression on the fairest Lady?
And even then, the answer may be: maybe...
Do not forget, she has some questions to address as well...


Tread softly, for you tread on societal whims... :)
They do not care about your personal agenda or
Happiness that you allowed to pass...

They have a tendency to JUDGE! And that's, to them - sufficient...

God bless you all! And don't miss love!
It's true romance - so subject to the game of chance
Will also yield to bold and few that want it most!
Font size:
Collection  PDF     

Submitted on May 01, 2011

Modified on March 05, 2023

1:43 min read

Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic heptameter
Characters 1,930
Words 338
Stanzas 12
Stanza Lengths 3, 2, 3, 2, 3, 4, 3, 2, 7, 3, 1, 3

Didar Baizhanov

Somewhere between my birth in the land-locked nation of Kazakhstan and becoming U.S. Merchant Marine officer - poetry became something of a satellite in my travels through life ;) ____________________ My most sincere Thank You! for the feedback! ____________________ Here are some poems that I liked (here on Lulu), please give appropriate authors your comments if you get a chance:- October Hearts by PoetryofJune - High(Coup) by JayS (haiku) - Tranquility by Beccanine - Nemesis by Timothy Francis Savage - My Bright Place by Zenocyde - I Fought in a War by Justin R Esplin (haiku) - Love Blooms by Dee Edgett - A Haiku: Violin Music by Clara B. Ray - Cigarettes by faustus - Implode by Elise Hadden - Haiku: Violet Roses by PoetryofJune - The Friend I Didn't Want - Ryan Wong :) - Plus Infinity by Neli Fatu de Valahia - Never Good; Never Bad by Graham Geiger - Two Snowflakes by Kiran - With a grey sky by Spirals - Pine Needles by Matthew Lerette - Bound Again by Danny Warren Patterson - Lie-F by RomanoJohnson - A Child's Memory of a War by Change - A Cold November Day by Bonchance - El espejo roto (The Broken Mirror) by Taqua-------------------------------- more…

All Didar Baizhanov poems | Didar Baizhanov Books

1 fan

Discuss the poem Inamorata (Game of Chance) with the community...



    Find a translation for this poem in other languages:

    Select another language:

    • - Select -
    • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
    • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
    • Español (Spanish)
    • Esperanto (Esperanto)
    • 日本語 (Japanese)
    • Português (Portuguese)
    • Deutsch (German)
    • العربية (Arabic)
    • Français (French)
    • Русский (Russian)
    • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
    • 한국어 (Korean)
    • עברית (Hebrew)
    • Gaeilge (Irish)
    • Українська (Ukrainian)
    • اردو (Urdu)
    • Magyar (Hungarian)
    • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
    • Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Italiano (Italian)
    • தமிழ் (Tamil)
    • Türkçe (Turkish)
    • తెలుగు (Telugu)
    • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
    • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
    • Čeština (Czech)
    • Polski (Polish)
    • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Românește (Romanian)
    • Nederlands (Dutch)
    • Ελληνικά (Greek)
    • Latinum (Latin)
    • Svenska (Swedish)
    • Dansk (Danish)
    • Suomi (Finnish)
    • فارسی (Persian)
    • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
    • հայերեն (Armenian)
    • Norsk (Norwegian)
    • English (English)


    Use the citation below to add this poem to your bibliography:


    "Inamorata (Game of Chance)" STANDS4 LLC, 2024. Web. 17 Jul 2024. <>.

    Become a member!

    Join our community of poets and poetry lovers to share your work and offer feedback and encouragement to writers all over the world!

    July 2024

    Poetry Contest

    Join our monthly contest for an opportunity to win cash prizes and attain global acclaim for your talent.

    Special Program

    Earn Rewards!

    Unlock exciting rewards such as a free mug and free contest pass by commenting on fellow members' poems today!



    Are you a poetry master?

    Which of these poets was not American?
    A Rudyard Kipling
    B Ezra Pound
    C Walt Whitman
    D Emily Dickinson