LOUD WHISPERS: The Game Is Over (A tribute to Game of Thrones)

And now the watch has ended

Many played the game for the throne

King this

Queen that

One by one they fell

The throne many fought over, lusted after and died for

Now flows through the halls like melted wax

The wheel has been broken

Things are no longer the same

If you thought The Game would have a fairy tale ending

You were not paying attention

The Game took eight long years to play

Five books and more yet to come

A tale about long ago and far away

Yet a story for today and beyond

Years pass, humanity learns very little

Ten thousand, five thousand, two thousand or even two years

Time means nothing to the sun, moon and stars

Mere mortals never fully grasp their place in the universe

So in their folly they play God and even become God

When winter comes bringing death and despair

Testing the strong and devouring the weak

After the fires have burned and the ashes have covered the land

Lords and peasants alike count the cost and lessons learnt

The wise might ask, ‘What do we know? What don’t we know’?

Let the children be told

Alas, there is no divine right to rule

Only a sacred call to service

Our word should be our bond

We can be born to riches but honour is earned

Every teacher has a message

Every student has a mission

The bastard of today

Might be the King of tomorrow

The ugly dwarf we have been taught to despise

Might be the one blessed with the most wisdom in the land

The breaker of chains and the saviour of children

Is also the merciless tyrant who burns the helpless and defenceless to a crisp

The orphaned girls who were tortured, raped and beaten

Rose to reign as Queens

The least of us might one day become the greatest of us

The heavens have a way of healing broken bodies, minds and spirits

The strong can only prey on the weak for a season

One day the forgotten and invisible will find a voice and a reason

Terror, tyranny, plague, oppression

Love, betrayal, loyalty, passion all rule the hearts of men and women

From one eternity to the next, the wheel keeps spinning

If you play the game of thrones, you either win or you die

Those who played lost and those who were not in the game at all won

The wheel has been broken, it is a new world now

We all yearn for when men and women will rule the land on merit

With courage, devotion and sacrifice

Then the age of entitlement will be over – we pray

If all lessons have fallen on deaf ears, please remember this

Valar Morghulis

All men must die

Valar Dohaeris

All men must serve


Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi is a Gender Specialist, Social Entrepreneur and Writer. She is the Founder of Abovewhispers.com, an online community for women. She is currently the 1st Lady of Ekiti State. She can be reached at BAF@abovewhispers.com


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14 Responses to LOUD WHISPERS: The Game Is Over (A tribute to Game of Thrones)

  1. Sandra Mathews May 21, 2019 at 1:33 pm

    The way it ended, I didn’t expect it. I didn’t at all. In fact, its an eye opener for a whole lot of us. Valar Dohaeris. Winter is over!

  2. Veronica Imaseun May 21, 2019 at 1:35 pm

    I tell you o, the least can be the king tomorrow. Who would have thought? who?

  3. Victor Udoh May 21, 2019 at 1:46 pm

    The lessons embedded in this world class show is something else. I hope people have learnt lessons as I have and not just about the noise of the show. Sincerely, power comes to the unexpected.

  4. Femi Diipo May 21, 2019 at 3:10 pm

    I couldn’t say I didn’t expect the ending neither could I say I did. At some point I figured that just as life really is, things hardly pan out as is hoped or expected. What a series it was, what a journey they took us on, what a story that has been told. As years rolled by we may forget some, watch and rewatch but the lessons we should never forget.
    Valar morghulis

  5. Dom Dom May 21, 2019 at 3:15 pm

    These words are impeccably chosen as if from the writers of this series themselves. The series is over but the story we should never forget. Thank you ma’am for your contributions in making the GOT journey even more enlightening, educative and interesting.

  6. DSEED May 21, 2019 at 7:05 pm

    How surprisingly the story ended. Alot of lessons to learn from it. We should always put in mind that all men must die and all men must also serve. More than the interesting story/movie you made GOT more educative ma’am.

  7. Eric Onuoha May 22, 2019 at 12:54 pm

    Truly some men are called to serve and they should serve with the best of their ability

  8. Vivian May 22, 2019 at 3:47 pm

    You made me fall in love with the show ma. You practically made me go look for all the seasons when you wrote about last year. Thank for making people like me watch the show with indepth knowledge.

  9. Olumide Adegboye May 22, 2019 at 3:49 pm

    I am happy to have watched the show and learnt deeply. Though, I was shocked at how it ended but reading this now, my eyes are opened and I think all the lovers around the world should read this and keep calm.

  10. Sheila Luke May 22, 2019 at 3:51 pm

    You have said it ma. said every damn thing. Thank you for making this show more than just a normal show for those of us here. I feel the creators of the show should come and reference you.

  11. Shodeinde Yusuf May 22, 2019 at 3:53 pm

    It was a fantastic ending to me, nothing was predictable just like life. Nothing at all.

  12. Olabode Olasunkanmi May 22, 2019 at 3:56 pm

    The game is indeed over and you gave us a resounding ending.

  13. Mr Chucks May 23, 2019 at 1:31 pm

    I didn’t expect that ending o. I am still very pained.

  14. Olakunle Olajide May 23, 2019 at 5:11 pm

    Game of Thrones #GOT made a whole lot of sense. The writers need to be given special medals of honour. What a end! The truth is there would always be that subtle signs to show the true colour of a person. Do not ignore those signs because that is the case of Daenarys. The reality that the pure on heart might most often be on the receiving end in terms of Jon Snow and also the one who looks to be at a disadvantage is actual the strongest.

    Thank you for bringing to us knowledge from this series.


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