Thursday, August 2, 2012

Thursday Thoughts - The Bad in Badminton

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I wish this note was handwritten
so you could see how NOT smitten
I am with the news that you tried to lose
(or at least set your effort level on cruise)
giving the bad in badminton new meaning,
causing the refs to do some 'house cleaning'.

I played varsity badminton years ago
and was sad to hear about this blow
to the already fragile reputation
the sport of badminton has in my nation.
Now it (sort of) is the lazy girl's tennis.
I preferred being known as a bad ass birdie menace.

Smashing birdies is not a joy that all know,
which is why all those people came to the show...
Either that, or they just want to say shuttlecock
without causing all ears around them a shock.
Why did you deprive them of reasons to cheer?
The fact you all got scolded makes me smile ear to ear.

May your respite remind you of true Olympian style!


Rachel Hoyt
of Rhyme Me a Smile

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  1. Rachel you are too funny! Actually had me laughing out loud at your shuttlecock comment :-) very clever

    1. Tee hee hee. :) I'm glad the shuttlecock comment worked it's magic. That word always makes me giggle. Thanks for visiting SaraV! :)

  2. Such a travesty! I couldn't believe it!!! Thanks for sharing this... ;)


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