When the “Poetry Stretch” prompt to write about your favorite childhood game appeared, I immediately thought of playing “jacks”. I played for hours at recess and was pretty good. Tried recently and was awful! How was I possibly coordinated enough to play?
But I also thought about the other game I played a lot: “hopscotch.” Last week’s prompt, the ricameter, seems to fit for this weeks prompt:
short hop, scratched lines
invented by Romans
throw your marker in the box, hop!
hope other player misses, steps on line
winner completes course first
sometimes I still
Wikipedia was my source for some history about “hopscotch”.
Check It Out features a poem by Lucy Maud Montgomery.