Aaaaand normal service is resumed. I’m actually posting a rhyme tonight! This one came about during a rather productive writing session waiting for the rest of my pool team to arrive. I play in one of the local pool leagues, and because of where I live in relation to where I work and their locations in relation to where I play pool, it is actually easier for me to change at work and go directly to pool, even though I usually get to wherever we’re playing around 6pm, and the match itself doesn’t begin until about 8.30pm (although most of the team arrives around 8pm). This was the day I’d received the invitation to submit for ‘Ten of the Best’, so I planned to put the time to good use writing. Thankfully it was a home match, so I could have tea if needed. I let the landlord know and ensconced myself in the corner with a mug of tea and a notebook. At one point when bringing more tea out to me (he’s a brilliant landlord) it was presented with the phrase ‘More tea for you merry scribbler’, and so….
Full mug of delicious hot tea,
Upon the table next to me,
Warming my spare hand.
A writing challenge has been set,
And though the deadline isn’t yet,
I must scribble my rhymes.
Too soon the mug of tea is gone,
But my writing must go on,
As the landlord clears the table.
He knows my purpose and my needs,
And shows it in his words and deeds,
“More tea for you merry scribbler.”
I managed to get it done and still be conscious enough to get a post done so early on the Monday, that some may not notice I didn’t post a poem on Sunday. Playing pool this week we were discussing where we stand in our division, when I suddenly click that being 7th out of nine teams (the tenth is a Bye) means that we are Seven of Nine. One of my team-mates promptly finished the name (Tertiary Adjunct of Unimatrix 01) to prove I wasn’t the only geek there and that someone had got my reference. It amused me so that I scribbled a quick (and less than brilliant) rhyme.
Trekkie Pool Geek
I just realised something fun,
Whilst pondering our standings.
We may only be Seven of Nine,
But that makes us number one!
So tell the next lot that we face,
They’ll find that resistance is futile.
We’re going to play our very best,
Show not just our position is ace.