For today’s prompt, write a game over poem. Our family spent a couple months putting together a haunted house in our garage for Halloween, and now that the holiday passed, I’ve got a bit of that game over feeling. People who play video games know about game over. And people who play other games, whether baseball, Monopoly, or poker. There’s a moment in every game at which it is game over–except maybe Minecraft, which may be why it’s so popular for so many.
THE END GAME
by John Yeo
The cutting and thrusting
Of a game in motion
The glory of winning the war.
Men dying for their nation,
For the freedom to live, and more.
The Generals of war are debating
Move one battalion here, then claw
The enemy from their positions,
The new weapons will settle the score.
We have got to win this war.
The debate of the morality is raging,
Do we finish this thing in one?
The nation must be saved from destruction
A finger is firmly poised over the button
One press. Game over. Armageddon.
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