Barry Van Allen


Fore - Play... (A.K.A. - 'Ole Sam) - Poem by Barry Van Allen

He is walking, talking, history,
and it barely phases him,
if he's around, they all look down,
because, he IS intimidation.

They all think that they can handle it,
- - - until they have to do it,
but, few can stand up to that man,
on a sunny, springtime, Sunday afternoon.

Sam Clemens said, ' A walk gone bad ',
and he didn't even have to play,
against Tiger on the back nine at Augusta,
on that same said Sunday afternoon.

The challengers won't sleep tonight,
Oh! , but wait until tomorrow ...
- - - at number one - - - reality,
- - - at Eighteen, pure futility,
- - - at Nineteen, admiration,
- - - even if he doesn't win ,
all are in agreement - - -,
that they would rather play 'Ole Sam!


Comments about Fore - Play... (A.K.A. - 'Ole Sam) by Barry Van Allen

  • (6/5/2008 1:24:00 PM)


    I didn't know you were into that hole golf thing! Is this TW you're paying tribute to?
    -chuck
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  • (4/12/2008 10:54:00 PM)


    Great poem with allusions to Mark Twain. A fine penning! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 12, 2008



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