Ruth Walters


Balls - Poem by Ruth Walters

Pool balls, snooker balls, footballs, squash balls,
potting into pockets, kicking into goals.
Always out at matches, evenings, weekends
never any time for anything but balls.

Ball gowns, prom gowns, high heels, baubles,
tripping into town to have a ball.
Ogling big balls, hard thighs, cute guys
but they're so very busy in the snookers halls.

I don't care for ball games, big frames, speed pool,
I just dig old school, neck ties, so cool,
seems I'm very square now, not round or spherical
for I prefer red roses and the rest is balls.

Topic(s) of this poem: funny


Comments about Balls by Ruth Walters

  • Nicole Settimi (11/7/2018 9:28:00 AM)


    'Ball gowns, prom gowns, high heels, baubles,
    tripping into town to have a ball.'

    'hard thighs, cute guys'

    'I just dig old school, neck ties, so cool,
    seems I'm very square now, not round or spherical'

    - Here are some of my favorite lines. Very clever with fun wordplay! Thx again, Ruth.

    Xx
    NDS
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  • (1/5/2018 5:06:00 PM)


    I just love poems about balls (Report) Reply

  • (10/1/2017 3:28:00 PM)


    Brilliant!
    I love the line ` ogling big balls... A fine rant
    I`ve just submitted a similar rant call Charge.
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  • Bri Edwards (3/4/2017 3:59:00 PM)


    Ruthie, i shall put this into my/our March 2017 showcase. i left a comment some time ago. :) bri

    Thanks!
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  • Bri Edwards (3/20/2015 10:42:00 PM)


    Ogling big balls, hard thighs, cute guys............Ruthie, i knew the gals were looking at ME (years ago; was it just two years ago?) . maybe. but couldn't they have been more discrete? ?

    my favorite lines:

    I don't care for ball games, big frames, speed pool,
    I like good old school, neck ties, so cool ....................... VERY COOL lines .............. unfortunately i gave all my postal ties away, i think, when i retired. i like green and brown, and my birthday is coming up. hint hint.

    i don't recall ever seeing such a large (100%?) percentage of great comments on another PH poem! [well maybe some of MINE] it must be because your poem is GREAT! let my repeat: GREAT! .........as in 'great balls of fire'. OUCH! ! ! ! oh, i thought i had typed great balls on fire. my mistake. hee-hee. yes, i AM laughing at my own joke.
    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    let me share the lyrics of a 1964 song by Jerry Lee Lewis:

    Great Balls Of Fire

    You shake my nerves and you rattle my brain
    Too much love drives a man insane
    You broke my will, oh what a thrill
    Goodness gracious great balls of fire
    I learned to love all of Hollywood money
    You came along and you moved me honey
    I changed my mind, looking fine
    Goodness gracious great balls of fire
    You kissed me baby, woo, it feels good
    Hold me baby, learn to let me love you like a lover should
    You're fine, so kind
    I'm a nervous world that your mine mine mine mine
    I cut my nails and I twiddle my thumbs
    I'm really nervous but it sure is fun
    Come on baby, you drive me crazy
    Goodness gracious great balls of fire
    Well kiss me baby, woo-oooooo, it feels good
    Hold me baby
    I want to love you like a lover should
    You're fine, so kind
    I got this world that your mine mine mine mine
    I cut my nails and I twiddle my thumbs
    I'm real nervous 'cause it sure is fun
    Come on baby, you drive me crazy
    Goodness gracious great balls of fire


    i'll send to MyPoemList for sure. hang in there, ruthie. bri :)
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  • S.zaynab Kamoonpuri (6/21/2013 12:19:00 AM)


    A remarkable balls poem i soo enjoyd d different types of balls. Lovely cool poem rolling as nicely as them balls. (Report) Reply

  • John Brown (6/13/2013 6:46:00 AM)


    This poem defies explanation Ruth. Imagination run riot yet again (hee hee) (Report) Reply

  • (6/12/2013 7:21:00 AM)


    Is there room for chocolate balls? Rose are red and if balls are too, Embarassing Bodies has a spot for you. (Report) Reply

  • Shahzia Batool (6/12/2013 7:01:00 AM)


    Ruth Walters... great and intelligent job! (Report) Reply

  • Paul Brookes (6/12/2013 2:53:00 AM)


    Great poem made me laugh but such acute observation 10/10 BB : O) (Report) Reply

  • Is It Poetry James Mclain (6/11/2013 5:57:00 PM)


    A ball by any other name
    would never be the same...iip
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Poem Edited: Thursday, March 26, 2015


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