Shawn L. Bird

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poem- he said she said April 14, 2015

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 1:55 pm
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That scarf was a ridiculous purchase, he said.  I don’t work for you to buy gauzy strips of gratuitous fabric.

I don’t know why, she sighed, you insist upon these games

Because, said he, games are fun.  His lips quirked up on one side. His eyes were dark

Not always, she said.  Take chess, for example.

Racing is fun. Speeding around the track, outmanoeuvring competitors.  I never liked chess.  All that cornering the king.  It’s unbecoming.

Oh I know, said she.  She touched the damned scarf to a lit a taper and tossed it out the window as it flared.  Oops. How clumsy of me.

His eyes grew wide and he rushed to the window to see flames rapidly licking the dashboard of his Aston Martin convertible.

You always forget that the real power on the chess board is the queen’s, she said, as he raced shouting from the room.  Check, mate.



Today’s prompt is to write a dialogue poem.


37 Responses to “poem- he said she said”

  1. The Queen rules, always.

  2. Laugh-out-loud funny! Well played. 🙂

  3. agarrabrant Says:

    Gratuitous as synonymous with superfluous? Not Gratuitous as without cause or unwarranted as in a gratuitous insult. Certainly not gratuitous as in without charge!

  4. g hunter Says:

    I “liked” it, but really I loved it! You make me laugh, often. Thanks.

  5. Whoa! Brilliant. I’ve always been rather fond of the Queen.

  6. Lorien Says:

    Tee hee. That is all.

  7. syl65 Says:

    This was a fun one, Shawn, and we know the Queen always has an extra move or two up her sleeve 😉

  8. davidprosser Says:

    Fantastic Shawn, and no less than he deserved.
    xxx Massive Hugs xxx

  9. howardat58 Says:

    And they are still married ??? Brilliant!!!!!

  10. C.C. Says:

    Oooh, clever, sassy, and funny…love this 🙂

  11. Ha! That’s good. (If the queen’s not happy, ain’t nobody happy.)

  12. colonialist Says:

    Ooo – nasty! Scorned woman; scorched car!

  13. grhambley Says:

    I really liked the piece but doing that to an Aston Martin. Life aint a chess game and big bad human king might decide to exile you.Worth considering.

  14. MJ Brodeck Says:

    I love this! My husband is a serious chess player – maybe I should show him this? Or not?

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