Living in anonymous houses,
Easily ignored or forgotten.
No names, only numbers,
Playing God with others’ lives,
A tournament with flesh and blood pawns.
Rules constantly changing
At the Game Master’s whim.
Egos push the margins of mercy,
All for bragging rights,
For a chit in their win column.
It’s take no prisoners, give no quarter.
There’s no right, there’s only defeat.
Our champions and heroes
No longer acting for the common good.
Spiteful, mean and vindictive,
Uncompromising and unyielding.
Disregarding hardships and heartaches,
Numb to the aftermath,
Ruins in their wake.