In the basement, cold and dark
a mighty and evil dragon lurked
against him, warriors in battle armor were arrayed
coming from all races, they united
to vanquish the monster once and for all
whose fiery breath had taken its toll
upon the world cursed with this menace
from its wings hovered a death sentence.
The battlefields were watered with blood
where brave soldiers lay lifeless and charred
those who remained, bold and brave
carried out one last desperate stand.
Hearts throbbed louder than the drums
rallying the troops to flag and arms
sweat poured as rain that frozen day
eyes were grim, fixed on their prey
Then flapping wings thundered in the skies
heroes and villains shouted battlecries
but more and more fell from the defenders’ ranks
they’d been surrounded on all flanks
A samurai stood between victory and defeat
will his sword slay the dragon, will he retreat?
“Play your cards well, Son,” the father said
“lest Mommy steals the game from your hand.”
The poem was written for DVERSE POETS’ PUB in response to Brian’s challenge for a story in poetic form. The above photos are figures from Heroscape – a game that my game-loving husband got last Christmas.
I am also linking with WPC: Juxtaposition. For after all, isn’t juxtaposition, at times, like putting together opposing forces? How about this, one army versus another, one champion against the other? 🙂
Thank you for coming by. 🙂
27 thoughts on “A GAME”
haha fun game….do they still make heroscape? my son would love it but he was too young when i saw it all the time and maybe i just havent noticed it anymore…nice reveal there in the end…ha….fantasy is one of my fav genre of games and books….
My husband got the game from eBay where some old editions still sell for relatively reasonable prices. 🙂 Thanks.
oh that sounds like much fun…love the figures as well… wouldn’t it be cool to not only play them on a computer game but lying on the floor with the real figures..what fun
It is fun and kind of competitive, too. 🙂 Thanks for coming by, Claudia.
Oh yes, mum’s always steal the game, that is the great thing about mum’s. Nicely done
…and ‘stealing’ especially happens when Mom is about to lose. 🙂 Thanks, Alan. 🙂
Love the poem! Good one! 🙂
Thanks, Linda. 🙂
There is nothing like THIS kind of family fun. It is wonderful when families can interact in THIS way. Admittedly, I am not familiar with “Heroscape,” but it sounds like fun.
Somehow I knew it was going to have an ‘unexpected ending’… Diane
Ha! Wonderful fun!
How fun & creative this is ~ You kept your cards hidden until the very end ~ Very well done Imelda ~
Excellent. I like the twist.
Thanks for visiting.
Thanks, Anna. 🙂
Wonderful poem Imelda…it placed a lasting smile on my face! God bless!