Most balls people pitch, roll, or fling.
They kick them or strike them with zing.
But for lazy old me
I like tirelessly
to stand, flick my wrist and go “ping!”
For Joseph Soper's the Sports Shorts Poetry Contest
Limerick : Once a Tennis Woman named Sue Baule
Once a Tennis Woman named Sue Baule
Tried to avoid being called : « Screw Ball ! »
So she got her haïr cut
In the shape of a snout
Since at French Open gets dubbed : « Screwed Doll ! »
© TWignesan – Paris, 2013
They gave me some nice tennis shoes.
When I came to prison it's true.
They said you must wear
and you must not care.
That a dead man has done paid his dues.
For SKAT's "Shoes" contest
How sad that the people of Venice
Have nowhere that they can play tennis
For their feet would get wet
If they played a straight set
Those canals can be such a menace.
My nephew whose first name is Dennis
With ladies he loves to play tennis
But he is so fickle
Their tonsils he’ll tickle
Young Dennis is a truly a menace!
A seaman called, "Octopus" Dennis
Was known to the girls as a menace
A sign from Above
Predicted "True Love"
"But you gotta go out and play tennis!"
Ilene took an hard look at Dennis
Whose shorts were designed to play tennis
Though he beamed with pride
His balls bounced outside
Perhaps he should try serving Guinness!
There once lived a boy named Dennis
Who was a nagging menace
He gathered all the balls
That flew over walls
Then threw them at players of tennis!
A young tennis brat from Indiana
Dressed in a psychedelic bandana
When he put it on
It glowed bright neon
Lit up the court from here to Montana
Inspired by Kevin Shaw's
State Limerick Poetry Contest
But not a contest entry
Stan Keefeet sure loved his old tennis shoes
They did not love him, was not any news
When kicked off
With lots of crying and cussing and boos!
Watching Serena play tennis
Whilst sipping a pint of Guinness
I heard someone plead
Donald Trump should lead
His Fake News Parade in Venice
All the girls say he is a menace
So desperate for love was Dennis
A psychic's ball
Revealed it all
He could find true Love playing tennis
She had both her knees replaced,
And problems we forever faced;
Hard for long shoes to be laced.
There was a young man named Dennis
Who thought he was an ace at tennis
He missed every shot
An ace he was not
He is now a Gondolier in Venice
Ever been diagnosed with minor deadness
When symptoms are stiffness and deafness
Absence of emails
Also restricts their game of tennis
Wear hip boots while visiting Venice
A huge rainfall caused a postponement of tennis
Driving the express
Causes much stress
Keep the windows closed to avoid wetness