Monday, March 16, 2020

DMC: "Bored Game or Board Game" by Kathleen Mazurowski


Stuck inside with nothing to do.
Check the shelves for something new.

Don’t remember how to play.
We’ll make the rules along the way.

Pick a color, red or blue.
Throw the dice and you get two.

I go next and roll a four.
Move the disk and add three more.

Changing the rules as we see fit
Toss the board and now you’re it!

© 2020 Kathleen Mazurowski. All rights reserved.

TLD reader Tabatha Yeatts has challenged us to write a poem about a game (any kind). Click HERE for more details and to add your poem to the padlet. While some poems will be shared as daily ditties this month, all contributions will be included in a wrap-up celebration on Friday, March 27th.


  1. Such a timely poem for all the children out of school now, Kathy. Imagination rules!

  2. I love the idea of making up the rules.

  3. I love this! I hope my students find ways to play board games when they are bored. We had game day in my classroom when all work for the week was done. I will miss these special game days. Sigh.

  4. Wonderful to read what can 'be' when imagining one's own game.

  5. How fun, Kathleen! I would call this "Never Bored Game" :-)

    Reminds me of Calvinball (from Calvin and Hobbes):
    "Other kids' games are all such a bore!
    They've gotta have rules and they gotta keep score!
    Calvinball is better by far!
    It's never the same! It's always bizarre!
    You don't need a team or a referee!
    You know that it's great, 'cause it's named after me!"