Owed To Monopoly

Day 20 of the NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo has the challenge of writing a poem incorporating a game or images and parts of a game.  Maybe someone can help me understand why the first thought that came to my mind was the old game of Monopoly?  Okay, there are probably a thousand reasons why this might be an hundreds of times playing the game as a child and now with my daughters.

Owed to Monopoly
by Michael Romani

She said, “Write me some poetry –
Make it about Monopoly..”
I said, “Thanks for the memory
Of years ago and my family”
If smiles aren’t free
Well, they ought to be

Late night talks
Lightning bug walks
Times spent together
Lingering past forever

The best times I’ve ever had
Cost next to nothing
So priceless; happy and sad
Time spent doing that nothing

The nothing that is everything
And gives to me words that I sing
Thanks for the memory
Of time spent playing Monopoly

She asked, Daddy have you heard
About a game called Monopoly?”
That’s when the thoughts blurred
“Thanks for reminding me!”
If smiles aren’t free –
Well, they ought to be

Late night talks
Lightning bug walks
Times spent together
Lingering past forever

The best times I’ve ever had
Cost next to nothing
So priceless; happy and sad
Time spent doing that nothing

The nothing that is everything
And gives to me words that I sing
Thanks for the memory
Of time spent playing Monopoly

(c) April 21, 2017 Michael Romani

About alohapromisesforever

Writer, poet, musician, surfer, father of two princesses.
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