#515 – King That!

King That!
“There. Now nobody wins.”


I almost won at hide-and-seek
but didn’t reach the base.
My bubble almost was the best,
but blew up in my face.

I almost skipped a hundred ropes
but tripped at ninety-eight.
I almost caught the biggest fish,
But then I lost my bait.

I almost won the quiet game,
until I had to shout.
I almost hit a home run once-
but nope, I just struck out.

I almost won in tic-tac-toe.
I almost won in chess.
My painting almost won first prize
but it was just a mess.

I’m always only almost best
but that is no disgrace,
for when it comes to losing games,
I always take first place.

Author: Samuel Kent

I'm a dad who wants to share his labor of love with the world. I also happen to be an award-winning artist and poet. Follow the lunchbox doodles and poems on twitter: @LunchboxDoodler!

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