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My tennis court sits at the back of my plot; I want to be good, so play quite a lot. The net I’ve repaired, with string and a knot. I’ve painted the lines. (Last year I forgot.) I mow off the grass and sweep up the grot; then carefully smooth a troublesome spot. I practice at dusk, I practice at dawn; I play every day right here on my lawn. I volley and smash, I serve with top spin. It's oh, such a shame, I just cannot win! ~
For Joe Flach's 'I Just Can't Win' Contest

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  1. Date: 1/14/2014 8:58:00 AM
    Sounds like you cannot lose. Love it. Congrats. daver

  1. Date: 7/7/2012 10:27:00 PM
    Charles, congratulations In Joe's contest. Nice to see this contest finally up ;-) Good night PD

  1. Date: 7/6/2012 8:44:00 PM
    I love this poem, Charles! Amusing! Congratulations on your win in the contest! Ruben.

  1. Date: 7/4/2012 12:28:00 PM
    Congrats on your wonderful win, Charles! You may not ever win at tennis but poetry is another story! Great write. Love and Blessings, Rhonda

  1. Date: 7/3/2012 1:08:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win in the "I Just Can't Win" contest Charles. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/3/2012 1:02:00 PM
    Congrats! A wonderful write. All that work-for not. :) Tanya

  1. Date: 7/3/2012 4:00:00 AM
    Hey Charles! I like how you've described the pains leading upto the game(practicing, repairs,preparations) - and not being able to win. Congrats!

  1. Date: 7/3/2012 1:33:00 AM
    Charles congrats on your win..David

  1. Date: 7/2/2012 8:18:00 PM
    Congrats, Charles. Excellent. Great job. Kudos. Ralph

  1. Date: 7/2/2012 5:21:00 PM
    At tennis maybe, but you have proof you can win at writing poetry. Congratulations. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 7/2/2012 5:00:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win Charles! :)

  1. Date: 5/25/2012 10:12:00 AM
    ha ha ha! I love it.

  1. Date: 5/9/2012 8:05:00 AM
    I enjoyed reading your wonderful poetry this morning Charles and I wish you the best in the contest. Hope you have a great day. Love, Carol

    Clive Avatar Charles Clive
    Date: 5/9/2012 8:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Dear Carol, you are always so generous with your kind wishes. They are very much appreciated. Thank you, Charles.
  1. Date: 5/9/2012 3:10:00 AM
    Charles a great entree, good luck..David

    Clive Avatar Charles Clive
    Date: 5/9/2012 3:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Many thanks, David. Fingers crossed! Charles