The Sporting Life

Bernie Kyle

Copyright, 2002
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Now Rugby May never Bug me
While the Ticket for Some is the Cricket
If you're Seven Feet Tall there's Basketball
And Soccer if you Just want to Kick it !

Now Tennis can Sure be a Menace
For those who Remain Overweight
And a Fast Game of Squash, Oh Gee & Oh Gosh
Needs Coronaries that can Dilate !

Now there's cards if you are Inactive
And Darts if you don't want to Strain
Weight lifting of course, Needs the strength of a Horse
And Chess needs a Brain - in the Main..

There are many Sporting Attractions
And Games with no Effort I'm Told
But the State of your Health and Maybe your Wealth
Will improve if you just get Involved!

But to Gamble can give you a Problem
It's even less Certain than Shares
One day you'll be making a Fortune
And the Next you'll be selling your Wares..

Now Watching the Sport on the Telly
With a "Tinny" or two in the Hand
Will Bring you No Bruising and maybe some Snoozing
And Appeals to an Increasing Band.

But don't be a damned Couch Potato
Get out and Give it a Go
You Mightn't become a John Walker
Or even a Florence Flo Jo !!

And there are Reasons for being a Player
And Getting involved in some Sport
The Effort involved you need to be Told
Might Delay the Day of "La Mort "

And Even if you're old as a Grandpa
Sport can be One of your Goals
You can Ruin the Walk by Playing some Golf
Or get on with Playing some Bowls

So Whatever your Age it's Important
To Function as Well as you Can
So give it a Go and before long you'll Know
You'll be more than an old Also Ran..

But Athletes need to Remember
And it's True for All who will See
One day you'll rank as the'Top Dog'
While Next, The Fire Hydrant You'll be !!!

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