On a rainy day in April

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Monopoly, with its color-coded squares
and unfettered stacks of money gesture
to every bone, passion and feeling.

Come and take a chance, shuffle a pack
of cards with their names painted clearly
upon each, its allure can cause even the
smallest of serenities to breach.

Come cast upon the fateful dice, choose
‘Leicester Square or Marlborough street’
it’s a game of wits when you think about
it really, outside as leaves dance with the

Come play with me and lets see if you can


Photo credits: Pinterest

Posted for Poems in April @ Real Toads


  1. Margaret says:

    Oh yes. I have great memories of this game … and some wild arguments with my sisters! ha.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Ditto!❤️ Thank you so much, Margaret 😀 so glad you liked it!❤️

  2. I never got anywhere with that game, lol. I liked the dancing leaves in this poem.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sherry 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  3. Paul Scribbles says:

    Always the loooongest game when we played.

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  4. Jae Rose says:

    I always hope we can win

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 🙂 thanks for stopping by, Jae ❤️

  5. Vivian Zems says:

    You’re on! Would love a game 🙂 Nice write…I used to play this for hours with my brothers.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Vivian 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

      (would love to play a game with you sometime)

  6. Rommy says:

    LOL, serenity wasn’t often in high supply in the Monopoly games of my childhood.

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  7. Ellecee says:

    Enjoyed your memories of monopoly,,,, I can remember some noisy games at our cottage, lots of fun,,:-)

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Ellecee 😀 so glad you enjoyed it ❤️

  8. Ah, Monopoly! we had to stop playing this game with my father because he was impossible – he thought he was hilarious when he cheated by hiding money and taking our houses and hotels when we weren’t looking, He did all sorts of silly things to distract us and we always caught him out!
    I love the idea of ‘unfettered stacks of money’.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kim 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  9. gillena says:

    Didn’t that game a lot, Snakes and Ladders, Cards… yes those home games i played a lot

    Enjoyed your poem today Sanaa

    much love…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Gillena 🙂 so glad you enjoyed it ❤️

  10. I like that the poem sounds like both a challenge and the sort of announcements one might hear at a fair or circus. Lovely playful tone.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Magaly 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  11. kanzensakura says:

    Fun memories of a long long game. I never played it.

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  12. Bjorn says:

    I used to love playing Monopoly… though our street names where those of Stockholm… as I live there now I sometimes smile remembering the streets I pass…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Bjorn 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  13. kaykuala says:

    It brings back memories of hours of fun when young before, Sanaa!


    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Hank 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  14. Locomente says:

    I still love this game… But the problem is that it requires more participants… And my poor mom and dad have tagged along several times.. Still… Thanks for evoking the memories of childhood through this!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Locomente 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  15. I enjoyed your poem very much. Not so the game. I think I must have had the wrong mind-set; can’t get interested in property and money, so Monopoly bored me. I would go and read a book instead while the rest of the family played. Perhaps if I had played it more, I’d have learnt how to get richer, lol.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rosemary 😀 so glad you enjoyed it ❤️

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