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Bowling Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
Premium Member Poem Bowling CayCay Jennings Tanka bowling, family, fun, memory, sports,
Premium Member Poem WARNED Line Gauthier Free verse bowling, dark, meaningful,
The Answer to Complaint Part 4 Aliza Kashmala Kiran Heroic Couplets bowling, allah, faith,
Premium Member Poem Running Off Moon Duncan R. M. Ferguson Dramatic Verse bowling, imagery, journey, moon,
Premium Member Poem Steering a Car on Ice and Snow Caren Krutsinger Rhyme bowling, 10th grade, 11th grade,
Premium Member Poem Bowling on WII Curtis Moorman Acrostic bowling, crazy, fun, games,
Crucify Myself Matt Forshay Free verse bowling, depression,
Piedras-Blancas -Lighthouse Alfred Berggren Rhyme bowling, ocean,
Premium Member Poem If you don't bowl there's no need to read this Anthony Slausin Senryu bowling, fun, sports,
Premium Member Poem TOGETHER WITH LOVED ONES PRICELESS jack cooper Rhyme bowling, adventure, appreciation, celebration, change,
Our Bowling Date Colette Dright Narrative bowling, friendship, fun, games,
Premium Member Poem WEEBLES WOBBLE BUT THEY DON'T FALL DOWN James Edward Lee Sr. Free verse bowling, anxiety, assonance, child, engagement,
Premium Member Poem What You Got In There Caren Krutsinger Free verse bowling, funny, teacher,
Goodbye Summer Todd Aguilar Jr. Lyric bowling, 9th grade, adventure, appreciation,
The Raid Richard Evans Free verse bowling, surreal,
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Whisper Piercing Words List bowling, imagery, imagination,
Premium Member Poem The Bug Jar Part 2 Carol Connell Narrative bowling, family, friendship, love, memory,
Premium Member Poem HOW SWEET IT IS JAN ALLISON Narrative bowling, fun,
Bowling the maiden over David Willey Light Verse bowling, humor, humorous, rude, sexy,
Premium Member Poem I Stand Not Alone PAT Adams Limerick bowling, humorous,
Play With My Balls Mick Talbot Senryu bowling, self,
Premium Member Poem MORE Glorious Insults Jack Ellison Narrative bowling, hilarious, humorous,
Premium Member Poem FAMILY TRADITIONS jack cooper Rhyme bowling, christmas, culture, engagement, family,
Premium Member Poem The Breakfast Brawl Richard Thomas Narrative bowling, anger, conflict, forgiveness, friendship,
Atomic Brinkmanship Double Edged Grisly Horror matthew harris I do not know? bowling, 10th grade, 11th grade,
As I Recall robert johnson Sonnet bowling, destiny,
Castles in the Sand Melissa Tracy Rhyme bowling, childhood, crush, cute love,
Premium Member Poem UPSIDE DOWN WORLD Line Gauthier Limerick bowling, funny, silly, word play,
Be Human For A Day Christine Phillips Free verse bowling, america, business, character, corruption,
Premium Member Poem Duncan Hines James Edward Lee Sr. Bio bowling, appreciation, celebrity, character, dedication,
Premium Member Poem A Bittersweet Kiss of Prose Arturo Michael Prose Poetry bowling, adventure, basketball, inspirational, life,
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Snapshot of Time Kathryn Sweeney Free verse bowling, death, love,
Premium Member Poem They Can Crush A Bowling Ball Jack Ellison Limerick bowling, strength,
Storm Call Raven Tones I do not know? bowling, weather, world,
Premium Member Poem The World's Most Happiest Little Fella Carol Connell Couplet bowling, boy, childhood, happiness, rain,
His Religion Angeline Vine Free verse bowling, religion,
Your Letter Alfred Berggren Sonnet bowling, joy,
Premium Member Poem Super colorful brawl at the bowling green Lewis Raynes Quatrain bowling, color, funny, humorous,
Going Bowling Freddie Robinson Jr. Light Verse bowling, film, fun, humor, parody,
Premium Member Poem Henry likes to bowl PAT Adams Rhyme bowling, funny, people, words,
The Funeral Tea Barbara Campbell Dramatic monologue bowling, eulogy, farewell, funeral,
Genocide of Pins Donal Mahoney Blank verse bowling, anger,
Premium Member Poem MY CHILDHOOD HERO Brian Strand Narrative bowling, childhood, hero,
Viva Catalonia Walter Alter Free verse bowling, how i feel,
March Camping cheryl hoffman Light Verse bowling, humor, nature, vacation,
Premium Member Poem Balls At a Bowling Pin James Horn Limerick bowling, allegory, analogy,
Colonies Michael Coy Couplet bowling, satire,
Ballerina Marries a Bricklayer Donal Mahoney Blank verse bowling, love,
Premium Member Poem Fred's Wife Needed Her Wings Clipped Or Did She connie pachecho Free verse bowling, betrayal, sad love,
It Is What It Is Dalton Ogletree Rhyme bowling, poetry, rap, word play,

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Bowling Poem Example

The Little Master, Sachin Tendulkar

The Little Master, Sachin Tendulkar

At Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai,
   The Little Master chose to say good-bye;
His Rembrandtesque canvass hat shading eyes,
   He whispered thanks up to high-open skies.

Gods spurned earth but as living Avatar
   Though Sachin was not from Superman star,
Yet rolled cork and leather, he hit so far
   Which soared not from willow but from his roar.

And when his bat was laid up for the day
   After ferrying his side to safety bay,
He donned his landscape painter’s sunshade hat
   And took his long-on stance as humble brat.

A twelve-year old watched India lose the Cup,
   At thirty-seven roused his side, backed up
To the topmost crest in cricketing tide
   And put one voice in a people torn aside.

A whole nation woke to the cry: Tendlya:
   Beggar, Brahmin, Bhai and even infidel.
All drenched in the tide of common feeling
   For one novelist’s second book breeding.

Only five-foot five, strong neck in between
   Body made to withstand pace bowling steam:
No bumper nor full toss cowered him down
   Not even that mean ball bled his nose brown.

At Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai
   The Little Master chose to say good-bye,
His Rembrandtesque canvass hat shading eyes
   He whispered thanks up to high-open skies.

Then the nation held its breath at ninety-nine,
   While Sachin knocked nineties, not the last nine
To make that long-awaited world history,
    Until Bangladeshi ODI test victory.

Over heads of cover and point with off-lifts
   Elegant leg glances through long-stop rifts
Straight drives above umpires’ dreamy heads
   Dashing pulls past gaping square leg dreads.

Back to back boundaries and easy singles
   Late cuts through second slips’ shocking bungles
Then the home-stretch past the century post
   When India at last roared in burning thirst.

Myriad mrthangists thumped the beat
   Plaintive senais by the million broke out neat
Temple bells joined in the merry festival:
   Ton-up! O! Ton-up! No more survival !

But the Champ had other ideas in sight
   Like the fastest one day fireworks of might,
So he flashed his blade all over the tight field
   To rob the world of its remaining shield.

Now he says forty is not really old
   Cricket’s not the only thing to be sold:
To be a god in Hindustan is not all
   To be a PM is not given to all.

Not one vote will go to the other men
   Not one voice will be raised against batsmen
Who put the nation on the map of runs:
   The man with the bat is the man who runs.

At Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai
   The Little Master chose to say good-bye:
His Rembrandtesque canvass hat shading eyes
   He mumbled something to himself between sighs.

© T. Wignesan – Paris, 2013

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