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!