Monday, April 16, 2018

"Frank P."

Frank P.

His dark hair would slide across his forehead
as he concentrated on bankrupting me,
my get out of jail card long gone
and half a board away from collecting $200.
Wouldn't survive past Pacific Avenue
let alone Boardwalk unless I got lucky
and landed on Chance.

The little dog was cute; about all I had
going for me...  Well, if I'm honest,
I had his smile, his dark eyes,
and two hours of Saturday afternoons.

He'd claim to be the winner,
but I say we tied.

by Margaret Bednar, April 12, 2018

This is linked with "Imaginary Garden with Real Toads - It's all Fun & Games"

and also NaPoWriMo 2018 (30 poems in 30 days)

Dedicated to those Saturdays and my first real crush - Frank P.


Sanaa Rizvi said...

I absolutely adore this!💞 I remember playing this game and the blissful hours that followed.. sigh..☕

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I can see those dark eyes. Reminded me of my first crush. Sigh.

Anonymous said...

We played epic long games of Monopoly.I always had the boot.Evocative writing.

Jae Rose said...

A tie is as good as a win

Vivian Zems said...

I love how you tied memories with this game. Enjoyed this!

Rommy said...

I'd play board games with my youthful crushes too. I recall a very spirited game of Trivial Pursuit I had once.

Ellecee said...

A lovely memoriy of games played and flirtations enjoyed. Fun, fun, fun,, would be nice to be there again :-)

Kim M. Russell said...

I miss playing cards and board games. I used to play Scrabble with my husband but he's more into computer games nowadays.
I love the detail of concentration and the final lines:
'I had his smile, his dark eyes,
and two hours of Saturday afternoons.

He'd claim to be the winner,
but I say we tied.'

annell4 said...

Yes, board games were fun. We were a family of "players." Clear away the supper dishes, and get out the games!!!

Gillena Cox said...

Nice one Margaret. Happy you dropped by my blog today. Good Monday


Magaly Guerrero said...

I completely agree. In this piece, everybody wins...

tonispencer said...

Happy memory of a childhood crush. I've never played monopoly.

brudberg said...

Oh I love the way you made your way of winning.... did he every understand though?

kaykuala said...

Brings back memories of hours of fun, Marge!


Jim said...

O too like Monopoly. It is hard to work up a game. Seems people don't like to lose anymore. There is a Children Mono poly now.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Not my game, but you do make it sound like fun.