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The Dart Chalker

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The Dart Chalker

He threw the dart,
it missed the board,
it hit my foot instead.
The next dart flew.
it hit a wire
then ricocheted t'wards my head.

It's a dangerous thing,
the game of darts.
Not for the faint of heart.
"Cause once they're drunk
they miss the board
and try, your hair, to part.

I can add
and I can subtract
so I don't mind keeping score.
But when those darts
miss the board
they don't always hit the floor.

I have scars 
and I have bled
from darts, like missiles, thrown.
But if they don't stop
aiming for me
they can bloody well score their own.

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  1. Date: 5/8/2013 7:29:00 AM

    HEHE--Funny one Francine--probably safer than being a javelin catcher on the track team---congrats!

  1. Date: 5/8/2013 6:31:00 AM

    Oh how funny...wonderful poem and congrats. BG

  1. Date: 5/8/2013 1:53:00 AM

    Excellent. Congrats on your win. Rick

  1. Date: 5/7/2013 11:53:00 PM

    Congrats. Very cute poem. Terry xo

  1. Date: 5/7/2013 10:45:00 PM

    Loved it. could so picture the scene. Many congrats for this win.

  1. Date: 5/7/2013 9:29:00 PM

    Congratulations FRANCINE:-) thanks for taking your time entering my contest. Goodnight~ LINDA

  1. Date: 4/15/2013 10:39:00 AM

    ha I got hit i the leg by a very bad darts player when I was little so this brings a chuckle to me Francine xx

  1. Date: 4/14/2013 4:00:00 PM

    Francine this is brilliant, the poetry is amazing but the subject matter is so unusual, and as a ex dart player myself, and scorer, i can tell you i did not need my ears piercing.. this is going to my fav, i really do like this, oh and you are going to my fav as well....

  1. Date: 4/13/2013 8:24:00 AM

    Yes my heart drops when I see my grandson with a dart in his hand - until I see the tip is styrofoam.

  1. Date: 4/11/2013 4:49:00 PM

    I know a little bit about darts....(HIC) There are Beer-driven (HIC) darts. and there are Darts driven by (HIC) the finest Scotch. Frenchies favor (hic) wine-driven darts. Having experienced the (HIC) errancy of them all, I can confidently state......(HIC) 'They all hurt equally well.....Jake {HIC} Great Job sweetheart.

  1. Date: 4/11/2013 2:59:00 PM

    lol, this reminds me of my playing. Hope you're having a great day, Francine : )

  1. Date: 4/10/2013 5:30:00 PM

    ha! this made me laugh. nice one!

  1. Date: 4/10/2013 5:11:00 PM

    I'm sure you wrote this in jest.....however, I would stick to velcro darts from now on if I were you!! haha!! Cute poem!

    Roberts Avatar Francine Roberts Date: 4/10/2013 6:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    nope, not kidding, dangerous to chalk a game for drunken dart players. they would never play with Velcro darts, they can't hit their priceless '180's" without that super fine point
  1. Date: 4/10/2013 12:57:00 PM

    Bullseye!! This was a fun read Francine. The drunker the thrower the more of a dart magnet our bodies become. This is why they should put the scoreboard behind the throw line and not next to the dart board!