LXI-27 The "K" in Ninja is Silent

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LXI-27 The "K" in Ninja is Silent

Postby Bill_Back » Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:47 am

Had a good Thanksgiving and relaxing Friday.

The “K” in Ninja is Silent
By Bill Backstrom

Playing a card game with my family
Something we do when my eldest is home
The particular game is “Snake Oil”
Like “Apples to Apples”
One player picks a character card
All other players pick two cards
From their six-card hand
Their cards have a noun like shoe or water
They pitch their two word product
As the “most needed” by the character
The holder of the character card
Picks the winner
That player gets to hold the character card
First player to win 4 character cards
Wins the game

My eldest takes her turn
Lays down a card, “Ninja”
My son looks at it, then his cards
Mumbles “Ninja”
“Yes,” my daughter says.
“The K in Ninja is silent”
Son looks up, “There isn’t a K”
“Sure there is,” my daughter insists
(while laughing)
“The K is silent”

We all have a good laugh
At this nonsense
But I thought it might make my poem
For today
Because
The “K” is Ninja is silent
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Re: LXI-27 The "K" in Ninja is Silent

Postby WayneS » Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:15 pm

Good example of what might inspire a poem when there isn't a red wheelbarrow or left over plums to write about.

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Re: LXI-27 The "K" in Ninja is Silent

Postby hawkseye » Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:11 pm

Sounds like another game where I'd be on the sidelines -- last in line -- perplexed, bewildered and outdone by all the others

Interesting the games different families draw upon as their favorites

Nonsense poems always worth exploring, I think

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Re: LXI-27 The "K" in Ninja is Silent

Postby allenitz » Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:41 am

My eldest takes her turn
Lays down a card, “Ninja”
My son looks at it, then his cards
Mumbles “Ninja”
“Yes,” my daughter says.
“The K in Ninja is silent”
Son looks up, “There isn’t a K”
“Sure there is,” my daughter insists
(while laughing)
“The K is silent”


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