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Observations from a squash court wall

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Observations from a squash court wall

Built to take the abusive raqueteering
punishment unleashed upon me
by human beings

Towering around those agile people
so quick of foot and strong of arm
with blood sweat, and testosterone raging

Black rubber ball scuffs pure white painted walls
a dash here, a strike there, a record good or bad
but each a mark of personal aptitude from a player

Highly varnised wooden floors sit at my foot
Echoing squeeks and thumps from trainers around vast cells
where contenders choose to be imprisoned

Supportive friends often stand outside courts cheering on
While raquets wave, splicing the air repeatedly
Until game over, exhausted and calmer pair remove shoes then vacate

Will this leave me in peace again
or will it mean my services are futher required today
Just what is on my timetable and for how long my working life?
                                                                                         
                                                                                         
                                                                                         
                                                                                         
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  1. Date: 1/11/2011 10:29:00 AM
    It's been reopened and is listed. Please submit it now. Thanks, Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 1/11/2011 10:27:00 AM
    New Soup mail. Please check ASAP. I will send you another once the contest has been reopened so you can enter quickly. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 1/11/2011 10:07:00 AM
    Soup mail for you. Leave defence just as it is, but you'll have no typos if you eliminate the opening paragraph. I sent entry instructions to you in the Soup mail. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 1/11/2011 7:39:00 AM
    A good descriptive way to describe walls in a racquetball court. I took similar abuse when I was a cashier at Best Buy years ago.

  1. Date: 1/10/2011 10:31:00 PM
    wow, what a GREAT way to personify walls!! I love this one, Ann Marie, Ingenious. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 1/10/2011 9:49:00 AM
    Oh, I love the way you wrote this in the first person perspective as this poor, abused wall speaking, Anna-Marie. You had me chuckling all the way through. Very funny poem, dear! The last verse is priceless! Love, Carolyn