Ode to the reigning Top 3!!

Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by nikdom, Aug 14, 2007.

  1. nikdom

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    I wrote this in fun as a writing exercise...hope you guys like it ;)

    Once upon a time tennis had a king who was Swiss,
    He played with precision and nary a miss.

    He peered from steely eyes behind his shock of hair,
    and he ruled all he surveyed, with great skill and flair.

    He started slowly but never was fooled,
    one by one all the pretenders were schooled.

    They tried hard and long to enter his lair,
    but his genius sent them back in despair.

    And so he ruled with an iron grip and a flick of his wrist,
    but before long, the tale had a twist.

    There came a Spanish prince who grew up on dirt,
    he fought everyone hard and put on the hurt.

    He pumped his fist and leapt in the air,
    with every point he showed he was the new heir.

    Thus the King found his dominance rivaled,
    and between them won everyplace they traveled.

    Into the equation came a third variable,
    A determined Serb who was very able.

    In the locker-room where players like poker,
    They hated him and named him the Djoker.

    He had clean strokes and an attitude that was saucy,
    he spoke aloud of how he would be bossy!

    He fought the prince and jumped on the wagon,
    in defeating the King he slayed a dragon.

    Now no one thinks he is a joke,
    its not a fluke the two biggest wills he broke.

    He showed when it matters most he will not wilt,
    with ambition to match, he has a great game built.

    So for fans competition is good in a three-way tie,
    we can all relax and kiss bad tennis good-bye!
     
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  2. ATPattic

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    nice poem!
     
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  3. Mr Topspin

    Mr Topspin Semi-Pro

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    Excellent Post!

    Your use of Kings, Prince's and/or courtiers is very apt.
    I recall when Sampras dismantled Becker in the 1996 Wimbledon final. Becker was described by the BBC as an older, wiser, wearier courtier; no match for a King.

    Maybe Federer is becoming that weary courtier? We shall see?
     
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  4. Lleytian3

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    agreed nice poem
    i like the way you explained fed as king and schooled all the pretenders
    also the spanish prince that grew up on dirt, creative
     
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  5. krz

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    Nikdom(U.S.A) Def V. Spadea(U.S.A) 6-0, 6-0, 6-0
     
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  6. KBalla08

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    dang nice poem man, really good
     
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  7. nikdom

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    Thanks guys.... your appreciation makes my day :D
     
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  8. tennispro11

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    Awesome man, just amazing. You should copyright this so no one can get it off of here and use it. :) Try to sell it to Federer or Nadal. Make a pretty penny.
     
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  9. saram

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    sweet!!!!!
     
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  10. jmsx521

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    Yes, very good poem!

    I think it may work even better if you add the Djoker on:

    In the locker-room where players like poker,
    They hated him and named him Djoker.
     
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  11. dave333

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    Great poem! I suck with poetry.
     
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  12. rounick

    rounick Semi-Pro

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    Agree!

    Excellent!With just a couple additions it could become a song,too!

    Pretty cool!:D
     
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  13. nikdom

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    Updated by popular demand :)

    I don't claim to be very good at this, so I'll take any suggestions to make it better and update it.

    Maybe we should start a new section for user's poems, limericks, puns and rap on Tennis. Give Spadea something to think about ;)
     
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  14. redsoxrock930

    redsoxrock930 Semi-Pro

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    nice poem i'm trying to make some chords to go with these and make it a song
     
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  15. aznobct

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    Brilliant!!!

    i put it into my facebook quotes...i hope you don't mind haha, i said it was from you
     
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  16. jmsx521

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    Send it to USA Network to see if they'll give it some air-time during the US Open.
     
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  17. my_forehand

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    brilliant poem.
     
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  18. ATXtennisaddict

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    *applauds*

    that was pretty good
     
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  19. Challenger

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    Hey, that's not a bad idea, haha.

    Anyway, nice poem! Very creative.
     
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  20. nikdom

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    Mailed it to Jon Wertheim at SI.com.....donno if he will bite :)
     
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