I try to say goodbye,
I take it down, but with a sign
I place it back upon the shelf,
I’ll dump it later I tell myself.
I hurt a friend of twenty years
She almost broke down in tears
The night I won the final contest
And everybody said that I was best.
I didn’t know she would care so much
“Twas just a game, – a little touch
Of who is the greatest one
When all is said, when all is done.
I won the game, but I lost
Being champ came with great cost.
For what was just a game for me,
Was a loss for her for all to see
It is time for it to go,
Now there’s no one left to know,
The memories it brings to me.
My scrabble trophy, earned in 1993.