Monday, June 10, 2013


And there was a board
And it was good.
A grid of blue and pink squares

We pick a tile
And smile

How long has this been going on?
Twenty eight years

How many games have we played
Since that first game?
Too many to count

My boyish bravado
Your quiet confidence
How often I’ve been pipped at the gazebo
With a Qi or a Za
Or a seven letter word
In closing moments of the match

But hope springs
A double triple letter score
And anyway
Who cares who wins?
That’s not what we are playing for


Russell Duffy said...

Scrabble. One of my favourite games.

Sue hardy-Dawson said...

Love is a seven letter word that spans a treble word score, adds an s on a double word score and contains, a q when you've got the last u bliss, sadely it's usually Mark x