Wednesday, December 24, 2014

An obligation that everyone has a stake

                                                                                            Photo: Michelle M Dickson
Image: The Pro- Bowl Tackle (here)

brilliant fervent thoughtful
Real Toads
bah humbug

Is it not a brilliant idea to provide for everyone
Is it not an obligation that everyone has a stake
Where does it say one is at liberty to have fun
When it is only men who get to enjoy the cake

Take volleyball hockey golf athletics even soccer
Where the fairer sex have excelled to great heights
Whether individual or team games does it matter
Women as a sports personality have all the rights

Do not think certain games only men should marvel
It may just be thoughtful to offer women their all
A fervent hope to bring equality to a higher level
Fair dinkum bah humbug how about American football?

For Isadora's hosting at Real Toads
and Thomg's at 3WW week #407


  1. Very Clever! Happy Holidays, Hank.

  2. I say let em play, rather watch women than men any day

  3. if only we all felt the obligation
    and gave as mush as we received....

  4. Yes indeed well said Hank..mind you I wouldn't want to sew or play American football...writing is just right! :)

  5. Well written Hank.
    All the best for the festive season.

  6. You highlight a much overlooked issue in this poem, Hank.


  7. It is heavenly when one can shape one's life to one's own liking.

    Happy holidays to you.

  8. Sports or other hobbies shouldn't be judged based on gender :-)

    Merry Christmas :-)

  9. this is clever, and I appreciate you tackling such a heavy topic with a light hearted banter. Thanks for posting to the out of standard and viva la

  10. A wonderful sentiment, Hank--but just *looking* at football makes me hurt! The boys are welcome to it, for me. Hope you have a marvelous holiday season and a great new year.

  11. ...mmm....there are some maybe...!

  12. There is a women's football league here in Phoenix. One of my friends plays on it. She loves it and is tough as hell. Great point and awesome writing!