Typewriter Rodeo: The Game is Over

Each week, the Standard reaches out to Austin’s Typewriter Rodeo for a custom poem on Texas topics.

By David FruchterMay 24, 2019 11:30 am,

Cultural phenomenon, “Game of Thrones” ended its eight-season reign on Sunday. Typewriter Rodeo commemorates its passing.

The Game is Over

the dragons have flown their fiery last

no more westeros shall we see

the blood and the fire

the oft-naked cast

have in some sense…

ceased to be

no more will the struggle for that Iron Throne

dominate our sunday nights

no more will the sword and the whispers

and bones

the magic and incest and fights

occupy, like a fearsome invading host

the cultural landscape we live in


no more will our favorite characters

be slain

(with this show that was a given)

so what shall we do with this freedom

that comes

now that the wheel has been broken?

whether the Game has been lost or been won

no more shall those four words be spoken:

Valar morghulis

Valar dohaeris…

Produced by Laura Rice.