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Monday, October 4, 2021

Golf as Life

World-famous Golf course
Banff Alberta
I’m cheating today.
But as the theme for Poetry Monday is ‘Golf’, and this is a poem I’ve always loved, I’m sharing it.
I’m not sure who wrote it, That doesn’t matter.
It just makes me happy to read it.
And isn’t that what Poetry Monday is all about? :)



Life is like a round of GOLF

With many a turn and twist,

But the game is much too sweet and short

To curse the shots you’ve missed,

Sometimes your hits are straight and far,

Sometimes your putts roll true,

But each round has its wayward shots

And troubles to play through,

So always swing with courage,

No matter what the lie,

And never let the hazards

Destroy the joy inside,

And keep a song within your heart,

Be grateful you can play,

For the round is much too short and sweet

To let it slip away!


Photo Credit: Karen of bakinginatornado.com
Cause Mondays do get knocked a lot,
With poetry, we all besought
To try to make the week begin
With gentle thoughts,
Perhaps a grin?
So KarenCharlotteMimi, me
Have crafted poems for you to see.
And now you’ve read what we have wrought…
Did we help?
Or did we not?


Next week we have a choice to pitch!
Parties or Thanksgiving. Which? 



Thinking of joining us for Poetry Monday?

We'd love to welcome you!
Topics for the next few weeks...
Golf (October 4) Today!
Throw a Party (October 11) (Also Canadian Thanksgiving!)
Meatloaf Appreciation (October 18)
Opera (October 25)
New Lease (November 1)
Puns (November 8) 
Clean Out Your Refrigerator (November 15) 
Your favorite record (or) best stereo or record player ever (November 22)

Chia Pets (November 29)

6 comments:

  1. Diane, I'm not a golfer, but the analogies are right on! xoxox, Brenda

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  2. Wonderful. Have never played a game of golf in my life, but can relate to trying one's best!

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  3. A search came up with one Criswell Freeman as the author - Christian writer and mystery writer who writes with his daughter. Whether or not this is true, I did enjoy the poem.

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  4. It is short and sweet, we should play for all we are worth. Thanks for sharing this!

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  5. Like Brenda, I am not a golfer, but I learned more about golf and about addressing challenges. Thank you for sharing your writing.

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  6. I wish I were good enough to join poetry Monday!

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