National Poem Writing Poem 2018 Day#16: Write a poem that prominently features the idea of play. It could be a poem about a sport or game, a poem about people who play (or are playing a game), or even a poem in the form of the rules for a sport or game that you’ve just made up (sort of like Calvinball).


A pen or pencil.

A piece of paper. 

A handful lazy moments.

And a big bowl of chit-chat.


Put some dots like big measles on the paper; not full, a part of it.

We’ll join the dots making straight lines, two dots at a time–

Once me or you, then you or me.

The straight line we’ll draw need tactics, only one,

There shall be no lines on three sides;

Thus not giving the opposition the chance to draw in

The fourth line creating a square.

You’re done. I can see. 

Now let’s join it. Me first. You take rest a little bit.

Remember the one who joins the last dots making the last square is the winner.

And don’t forget or shall be forgotten the initial of the name or a symbol

Must be put in the box whoever of us create that box closing that side

By joining the two remaining dots.

Here’s I join first of the two dots; now it’s your turn. 

How is your day going till now…



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4 responses to “Squares”

  1. Your post brought back fond memories of when as a kid we used to play this game. Each box had initial letter of name of the winner and in the end scores were compared. An activity to do on free periods along with name paper thing animal and tic tac toe.


    1. I still play them…sometimes…till this day…

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  2. That brings back some childhood memories!


    1. Yeah…I sometimes play this these days…


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