"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw
"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

The Games We Play- Magpie 47


There once was a game called twister

That I would play for hours with my sister

We would contort our limbs about

Turning this way and inside out

Until all of our joints had blisters


Please do visit my new 2011 Photo Project blog here:

http://kathewsnapaday.blogspot.com

27 comments:

Marilyn said...

Oh I love this take on the photo. It's a great memory.

madamebutterfly said...

I remember that party game - the piece does look like more unnatural poses

Lyn said...

Love your game! Seems so logical now that you put it this way..

Strummed Words said...

Very clever take on the prompt. I remember that game!

Jingle said...

There once was a game called twister

That I would play for hours with my sister...


reading your words is a joy,
I smiled at your work.
well done, keep it up.

Jinksy said...

And what a great photo you found to add to the contortions...

Brigid said...

Fun Magpie, I was playing Twister with my kids over Christmas, the muscles still ache!

Heavenly Muse said...

nice image
it reminds my childhood wrestlings with my sister.

thingy said...

Ha! Love it.

Friko said...

ouch!
blisters are surely a little beyond the call of duty.

Great fun.

Helen said...

My children loved to play Twister! Coming to look at your new blog now.

Lolamouse said...

I like the levity in this one! It does look like Twister!

Andreas said...

Delightful. Thank you for making me smile.

annell said...

Good on!

paulandrewrussell said...

I like the rhyme in this, Kathe. Nice take on the prompt.

rel said...

Kathew,
It does remind me of twister now that you mention it... and so cleverly penned to boot!
rel

Kristen Haskell said...

That was a sweet limerick. Thank you for the kind words about my mother. She was also 65, she died on the 18th of December two days before her birthday. I am still in shock and trying to cope. I miss her terribly.

Reflections said...

Loved that game! Thanks for the smiles and prompting the memories.

ds said...

Ha ha--what a great, er, "twist." (I loved that game; we played it for hours, too)

Everyday Goddess said...

great use of the prompt!

kavisionz said...

hahahhah.. sweet!!
I wonder who came out "successful"!! :))

Pat transplanted to MN said...

Yest that does remind me of the game Twister too now that you've written that~

Mrs.Trellis said...

I'm too old to twist anything but words!

Rinkly Rimes said...

You certainly ended upin rather a muddle! I hope you all un-twisted later.

booguloo said...

I was the best spectator of that game!

Lucy Westenra said...

You saw through the prompt to something very funny.

Bee's Blog said...

Such a lovely take on the prompt. Very clever.

When I read 'twister' I immediately thought of all the other things I could have come up with including 'contortionist'!!