Today I Hate Board Games


Today I hate board games.
And I’ll tell you why
My kids home from school
School buses can’t fly
Snow all around me
Frozen rain falling steady
But always a board game
Is there at the ready

Parcheesi, what’s that?
Elephant blowing
Little butterflies to catch.
Twister is especially one that I hate
I just can’t twist and contort
in that way.

So I set up the board
All the pieces in place
We’re ready to go
Get this game on the way.

It always starts smooth
They all tow the line
But then someone looks crooked
or does something unkind.

I can feel the ground rumble
I can see the board shake
This phenomena at hand
Is a child earthquake.

One throws a tiled letter
Or a little coveted race car
He cheated, no she
How did I get them this far?

So all go to their rooms
No more board games today
I guess that’s why cable tv
Is our way

No matter the intention
No matter how we commune
It always ends up in a
board game typhoon.

So I say go and try it
Maybe it’ll work for you
But alert all to Craig’s list
Board games
Coming soon!


About goplayintraffic

My Blog, which began as a mommy blog and turned into a writing website,, is the product of my years of being home with my children and trying to find ways to keep myself sane. I have always had this feeling, coming from a single mother, that I have to contribute financially and that I have to be able to take care of myself and my children. having been married, being a NYC school teacher, having four children, living in Newtown, CT and trying to find a way to get through each day with a smile has always been something I've strived for. My stories, articles and poems will do a lot of things but mostly make you feel. I think that is what is so wonderful about having the ability to write. I have been given the gift of taking my emotions and transferring them to written word. Once that is done, I can share those words with others who may feel better, maybe just for a moment, but better nonetheless having read my words. I am glad you are here and hope you will stay:)
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