Running, breathless,
A clueless rat
Inside an endless maze.
All roads leading to
Another dead end.
Going back to the start
Only to make the
Same mistake again.
Caught up in a loop,
Jumping hoops,
For what?

Let’s say, the rat
Wins the race,
But when he gets
Out of the maze,
Time’s up
And he realises
He has lost in life.
Sometimes it’s important
To give up,
Few battles have to be lost
To win the war.


Daily Prompt – Maze

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