Risk: a poem

I want to play a game of Buckaroo,

But the government says it’s a bad thing to do.

I want to play a game of Cluedo,

But that’s out of the question (so is Ludo).

I want to play a game of Twister,

But I don’t want to be labelled a resister.

I want to play a game of Monopoly,

But it wouldn’t accord with guidelines properly.

I want to play a game of Trivial Pursuit,

But that idea should get the boot.

I want to play a game of Pictionary,

But it’s best to be extremely wary.

I want to play a game of Risk,

But the government says it’s too much… risk?

Now I’ve run out of games to rhyme,

Best wishes to you this Christmas-time.

I couldn’t resist writing this in late November after the UK Government’s scientific advisory committee suggested that families should play quizzes instead of board games this Christmas…

7 thoughts on “Risk: a poem”

  1. That’s great! I had to google search that bit of COVID advice, I hadn’t heard that. I like your take–no way could I come up with so many board game titles to rhyme with!

    1. Thank you 🙂 A few weeks ago when the UK govt decided to relax the restrictions at Xmas (a move which they are probably regretting now) there were recommendations about how to celebrate safely if you’re mixing with other households – and the board games advice seemed quite ridiculous, as if they were trying to micro-manage everyone, so that’s what I picked up on! It took me a while to come up with rhymes for the games…

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