by Tim Chiu
"In...bowling, when you want to strike a lot,/It means you won’t..." - a poem.
|In the game of bowling, when you want to strike a lot,
It means you won’t, whether you like it or not.
You’re deceiving your poor self, for heaven’s sake,
That somewhere down there, you’ll get a lucky break!
Wanting to strike doesn’t mean that you care,
Or knock all the pins down once you get there…
You might be Earl Anthony or the next Walter Ray,
Voss and Wayne Webb might have things their way,
But not one of them ever shot 300 on TV,
And if you count all their titles, they won a hundred-and-thirty!
Walter and Earl made two-hundred-thirty telecasts,
Without shooting a perfect game, a record that lasts…
Talk to a professional, and they will always say
Spares inevitably lead to strikes coming your way!
Averaging eight strikes a game is not the lesson –
Trying to strike that much will only make things worsen!
Shooting 300 doesn’t mean you’re a pro,
And once you do it, life’s just a pitch or a throw…
I’m not talking about an aversion to wealth,
Or avoiding frustration or poor mental health,
I’m discussing gathering some lift and some boom,
To garner attention and not wait in a tomb!
Besides, thinking too much can cause one to die,
And striking a lot is the strangest-ever lie…