Teeming with Effort

In this game J is the WD in green


It will be recalled how I boasted and bragged,
Till everyone tended to get sick and gagged,
At the fact that young J was current year’s champ
For moving at speed while immersed in the damp.

Today we attended her efforts to play
In matches at netball; four on the same day;
We’d only known name of her team in the school –
For that’s how identified there, as a rule.

But when against other schools called on to play,
They are given gradings, in the usual way:
That’s how we discovered that, far from the worst,
Our J is selected to play in the first!

Not only, then, is she best swimmer in grade,
But, also, at netball skills she has it made,
So, we are quite sure to be kept on the run,
Especially if, like today, her school has won!

We had a full day. First a visit to the urologist who was running late and kept us waiting for one and a half hours, and then a quick lunch of pies and coffee at the home of Sister-in Law before going to watch R doing squad swimming. We deserted this part of the way through for the netball matches.
No further progress was made on the swimming pool fix!

© May 2019 Colonialist

About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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11 Responses to Teeming with Effort

  1. You left out the most important info!

    What was in the pies for lunch?

    I’ll wager just by looking at her pics, that J does pretty well in school too. Looks a very determined young miss.


  2. Debra says:

    Seems you have an all-round athlete in your family! What fun for all!


  3. Sue W says:

    Well done J! Once again she excels, and with proud grandparents to watch.


  4. Not only the accolades gained, she is to be respected for her efforts and persistence – and motivation to try and work hard. Cheers!


  5. disperser says:

    Of JOATs we should be proud
    for few are so endowded.
    They should be cheered aloud
    and encouraged to take a bow.

    I’m not very good at poetry
    as I like it far less than trigonometry.

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  6. Well done to J. 👏🏻

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