ANGELA & BRIAN

ANYONE FOR TENNIS ? A PARODY !


Notice of absence from ANGELA & BRIAN
GOOD EVENING FRIENDS ~ ANGELA & BRIAN HERE ~ TO RECHARGE OUR BATTERIES WE WILL BE ON HOLIDAY (IN UK ONLY) FROM SATURDAY (24 OCTOBER) AND WILL NOT BE *ON LINE* ! WE WILL MISS ALL YOUR POETRY AND (AS YOU WISH) YOUR VERY WELCOME COMMENTS ON OUR ODD ODES ~ THANKS. WE FIND MPS IS VERY ENJOYABLE & EVEN CHALLENGING AT TIMES ! BLESSINGS - LOVE - JOY & PEACE TO ALL - ANGELA & BRIAN & SMOKEY CAT ~ ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›


 

WE SHOULD POINT OUT ~ That this Poem is a Parody !  Angela & I both Play Tennis and missed the thrills & spills of WIMBLEDON this year. Its the Long Rallies that some find tedious. The video shows a Rally of 2.5 minutes for one point ! In 1953 Roger Banister ran a mile in 3 mins 59 secs and in 1997 Ronnie O*Sullivan scored a maximum break of 147 in 5 mins 20 secs to win a Whole Frame of Snooker !  Tennis gets tedious don* it ! 

 

TENNIS IS A FUTILE GAME

No beginning & no end

BADMINTON is just the same

And PING PONG drives me round the bend !

 

I pat my BALL across the net

And HI-LO pats it back

A Rule that Ive not fathomed yet

The NET must not be SLACK !

 

In BADMINTON you use a BIRD

And Bigger Balls in VOLLEY 

All these games seem quite absurd 

Ult~imate Sporting Folly !

 

Back & Forth the object goes

The only obstacle the NET

If you miss-hit a POINT you lose

If they miss-hit a POINT you get !

 

In CHESS the game ends with a CHECK MATE

In SNOOKER when ~ all Balls are POTTED

In FOOTBALL ~ TIME the Game dictates 

In GOLF when EIGHTEEN Holes are SLOTTED !

 

But these *Net Games* seem strange to me

Scoring and Rules a MYS~TER~Y

Ive lobbed my BALL into a THICKET

An* please please never ever ~ mention CRICKET !

 

Thanks for visit comments please Love ~ Angela ๐Ÿงก Brian ๐Ÿ’™   

 

 

Comments5

  • orchidee

    Good write B&A. Who's Doger? Is he Dodger?!

  • ANGELA & BRIAN

    Hi Uncle Steve ~ No that was the Artful Doctor Roger ~ who used his Medicsl Knowledge (and Human Pacemakers) to break the Barrier ~ now everybodys doing it ! Pleased you enjoyed our Presentation.

    Blessings & Joy to You & *Faster than the avaerage DOG* Fido !
    Love in the Spirit A & B & El Gato Ahumido (faster than a Cheetah) !!!

  • Fay Slimm.

    Ha ha - - this read gave me more than a smile as I relate to the statements so clearly on tennis - and as for cricket - well I agree wholeheartedly with that last line - - great write dear duo........

  • ANGELA & BRIAN

    Thanks FAY - Your encouraging comment is - as always - appreciated by us ! Other Sports like the Marathon - Snooker - Golf - Football etc seem to have a beginning & and an end. Tennis has an absurd scoring system using large numbers and words like Deuce - Vantage - Fault etc which are hardly English. There is a Rally on YOUTUBE which lasts for over 10 minutes for just ONE POINT ! Still if Wimbledon runs in 2021 People will still queue for hours in the RAIN and pay ยฃ5 for five strawberries & a dollop of SQUIRTY CREME ~ That what being BITISH is all about ! Cricket is even worse !


    Blessings & Joy & Peace ~ with Love
    Angela - Brian & Smokey Cat ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’™๐ŸคŽ

  • Goldfinch60

    Good parody but I have played them all, I was even Kent Youth Club Tennis Champion back in the sixties, I played table tennis for 30 years, never got to County level but played for the town.

    I am going to mention Cricket though, I used to play that as well and well remember sitting in front of the tv for five days when Test Cricket was on the BBC.

    Andy



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