Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Game Night at the Church--By Cristine A. Gruber--United States

Game Night at the Church

She calls
to him as he
walks away, “Don’t forget
your balls...” Laughter ensues. Response:

Cristine A. Gruber, a Southern California native, is a registered caregiver and a devout vegan. Her poetry reflects her view of the human condition in all its complexity and beauty. Her work has been featured in numerous magazines, including: North American Review, Writer’s Digest, Writers’ Journal, Foliate Oak, Full of Crow, Leaves of Ink, The Old Red Kimono, The Penwood Review, Poetry Now, The Poet’s Haven, and The Tule Review. Her first full-length collection of poetry, Lifeline, was released by Infinity Publishing and is available from


  1. This leaves me smiling, Cristine. :)

  2. Christine, this is absolutely hilarious!!
    Can't wait to see what else is up your
    Sleeve?? Mary

  3. So nice to have a good laugh today. I certainly enjoyed your sense of humor in this brief well written poem.

  4. Thanks so much, Michael, Mary, and Charlene. I'm really glad you enjoyed this little poem. I love writing cinquain. And I'm truly pleased the humor came through so well. ;)

    Cristine ~

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  6. Very nice, Cristine. Fun and witty. Thanks for sharing. Continued blessings!

    -MJ (

  7. Cristine,
    The funny part is, I can actually picture this happening. Very good!
    Your friend,
    David Fox

  8. Thank you so much, Sheri, Maurice, and David! I'm really glad you enjoyed it. :)

    Cristine ~