For The Love Of The Game

FOR THE LOVE OF THE GAME

before there was a clicker
and a choice of three channels
TV viewing was limited

not a fan of Lawrence Welk
or painting on public television
Dad would resort to sports

it was Ali, Kareem, Nicklaus,
Staubach and even Secretariat
who came into our living room

I watched in fascination
as the best of the best
displayed finely honed skills

today, when I watch,
it is not a particular sport
that captures my attention

it is the athletes who show
they are in it
for their love of the game

2012-04-25
P. Wanken

Written forΒ Poetic Asides 2012 PAD Challenge Day 25: write a “sport” poem.

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