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In baseball, when you get a strike
Three times, it means you’re out.
Unless you’re pitching, getting strikes
Is not what it’s about.

In bowling, though, a strike is great;
It’s what you’re hoping for.
The more times that you get a strike,
The higher is your score.

The same holds true in life, for words
Can have quite different slants
And one’s interpretation
May be ruled by circumstance.

So when you are confronted
With a word you may not like,
Choose bowling over baseball
And pretend that it’s a strike!

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  1. Date: 5/23/2013 3:30:00 PM
    It strikes me you know how to do it. Very clever ilene.

  1. Date: 5/12/2013 10:01:00 PM
    If you manage a business and have to deal with organized labor, strikes are not any good either. The only strikes that are good are in bowling. Another fine write Ilene.

  1. Date: 5/12/2013 1:12:00 PM
    With words, you always strike it rich... Terry

  1. Date: 5/12/2013 9:30:00 AM
    LOL, love this witty and wise write, Ilene

  1. Date: 5/12/2013 12:11:00 AM
    GREAt attitude to adopt toward words!! You are a very thinking lady!