“HOW TO PLAY!”* a poem a.k.a.: “The Play’s The Thing!” 8 Nov 2018 (THOR)
Don’t play to win; don’t play to lose!
PLAY IN BETWEEN – but – play as you choose!
Play! in-an enthus-ia-ass-tical way;
Play for enjoyment (even-when-“in-the-fray!”)
BUT – PLAY WITH A GRACE, TO LOSE, WIN OR DRAW:
Play in The Sunshine – or-“under lights!”
PLAY! For-excitement! Sweat-it-up, Hon!
But, especially, My-Friend – PLAY FOR THE FUN,
And loving (pause) ness – of-every – lob, smash and shot;
Play you some _______* – with-the- ________ ** you brought!
Play with some new balls – or the old ones you have,
Strap on those balls! Slap on some salve,
For-aches-‘n’-pains – and PLAY – FOR A WHILE,
But don’t play TOO LONG – maybe-play-for-a-mile!
Remember, my chum, you big, stinky bum,
Don’t play with no anger – and you-CAN – suck-on your (my) thumb!
Play with a smile! SHOUT, LAUGH & CHEER,
And, if you’ve played really well, let’s shed us a tear! 🙂 – Rah, rah, rah!
- TENNIS! and other things!!
** – Fill it in! perhaps, RACQUET or – lover!