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Below is the poem entitled Muzjiks which was written by poet Tony Lane. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Where do the Russian peasants go 
When the Scrabble board comes out?
They’d be the only ones to know,
What the word “Muzjiks” is all about.

The total on those tiles comes to twenty-nine,
And playing them all at once would be your onus.
To play all seven makes you feel so fine,
And one twenty-eight will be your bonus.

If you were the first there’s even more,
An extra fifty points you can add.
This will help to increase your score,
And nothing about that can feel bad.

If you’ve lined them up just right,
The K tile will score double.
They will say you’re on fire tonight,
And the extra five will save you trouble.

Now I’d say that’s a pretty good start
Your score is two hundred and twelve.
Be careful not to act too smart
Or the Scrabble game might be shelved.

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  1. Date: 11/17/2011 5:52:00 AM
    A belated Congratulations on your win in Nancy's "Scrabble" contest Tony. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/14/2011 10:45:00 AM
    what does muzjiks mean? very intricate, well thought out poem. good ending - don't want that game to be shelved! congratulations on your HM :)

  1. Date: 11/14/2011 3:45:00 AM
    Congrats on HM well deserved xx

  1. Date: 11/13/2011 3:18:00 PM
    You musta sat at your board to figure this all out..... hope you're not fibbin' cuz I'm taking this as truth!!!

  1. Date: 11/13/2011 1:56:00 PM
    Congrats Tony on HM with this cool and clever write luv..

  1. Date: 11/13/2011 1:37:00 PM
    So do you and netteski share a piece of a brain?? Love the po, Tony, let's see, I just admitted to Natalie that yep I'm a nerd but I think you may have me outnerded here. And yep, I think it's wonderful but couldn't place higher 'cause blank tiles have points sum to zero... Thanks for the write and supporting my 'test. Happy day to ya, namaste~N

  1. Date: 10/30/2011 6:01:00 AM
    LOL, I'll have to suggest a game of Scrabble now...

  1. Date: 10/30/2011 12:40:00 AM
    Oh MY WORD!! (pun intended) this is crazy great!! I bet you were playing with the tiles while you wrote this awesome entry....come on...give it did, didn't you? Good luck. Please check your soup mail...broccoli and cheddar soup is in there......mmmmm.

  1. Date: 10/29/2011 5:41:00 PM
    Wow Tony that sounds so confusing-must have to be a math major to play Scrabble w/ you :) J/K-wonderful poem-very creative!

  1. Date: 10/28/2011 1:38:00 PM
    It is being uninhibited by pants I guess....please tell me if the underwear are on....hehe

    Lane Avatar Tony Lane
    Date: 10/28/2011 1:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You might be on to something. Let me know if my poems improve in the next few.....let's say months.
  1. Date: 10/28/2011 1:09:00 PM
    Where do you get your ideas from. Love it x

    Lane Avatar Tony Lane
    Date: 10/28/2011 1:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I'm a very complicated man. Some might say mysterious, others just delirious.