Having A Ball

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    Having A Ball

    You've never swung a driver?

    Don't die until you do

    'Cause when one hits its sweet spot

    Perfection will come true

     

    The ball will leave the tee so fast

    As if shot from a cannon

    The moment will be here at last

    For perfect satisfaction

     

    You'll watch it sail and run its course

    A pure-sweet sound will linger

    Then marvel at the practiced force

    That drove your perfect dinger

     

    A wave of joy will fill your core

    With awestruck satisfaction

    As on and on the ball will soar

    Backed up by fan reaction

     

    You'll stand in perfect time and space

    To wonder at its distance

    A grin will break out on your face

    Without too much resistance

     

    The ball will land and roll awhile

    In more than just a rare way

    You'll notice with a humble smile

    How well it split the fairway

     

    You'll turn your gaze to look and see

    Your foursome's celebration

    While plucking up a standing tee

    As hearts fill with elation

     

    And all because some time ago

    A perfect gift was given

    A Christmas wish complete with bow

    With which the ball was driven

     

     John Christopher 2001

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    Charlie23 commented on Having A Ball

    08-27-2009

    I love the way the wording flows throughout this poem, bringing images from start to finish!

    sawdust commented on Having A Ball

    08-09-2009

    nice write john i myself enjoy the game to the utmost as a matter of fact im headed out to play nine this eve

    A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness. It finds the thought and the thought finds the words.

    Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

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