the Final Tea Time (Green Jacket and Tie required)

the Final Tea Time (Green Jacket and Tie required)

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto

the Final Tea Time (Green Jacket and Tie required)

 

 

 

swish, swoosh, swash

like an iron making contact 

with that little white orb

in the tall grass of life

the rough,

 

greens are smooth and even

like temperament needs be

when clouds threaten to postpone

our journey

 

cause us to take a drop

somewhere in the fairway of wisdom

we think the right choice of club

but decisions are often tenuous

 

our shot at life,

may find our dreams

falling into the cup of hope

 

friends and family give us that light applause

swish, swoosh, swash

 

did you hear me coming 

down the 18th hole of redemption

i think i see the eagle flying

 

a little birdie told me so

just before i signed the scorecard

that kept track of my existence.

 

 

 

erin-cilberto

8/25/19 

© 2019 jacob erin-cilberto


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So clever, so absolutely creative to use golf as the metaphor for life. Yes often the going gets tough and you have to take the rough with the smooth. You've now directed me to horse racing and cricket. They both have their own language too. Love this one Jacob. It was so clever I smiled all the way through.

Chris

Posted 2 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Years Ago

thank you for your kind words, Chris...glad i could make you smile.
j.
A golf metaphor indeed. Think you may be playing a round in this one Jacob and that would on the fairway. Love the comparison of live as the 'rough'.

Posted 2 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Years Ago

thank you for your words, John..."Fore"!!!!!!!!!!!!
oh to have your mind and wit and imagination!! wonderful play on words love this, especially the tea metaphors.

Posted 2 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Years Ago

thank you for your kind words, Julie,
j.
Just my cup of tea! or is it tee? Either way I love them both and you have another winning write!

W

Posted 2 Years Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Years Ago

that's why i was never a good golfer...when they said to use a tee to drive the ball...i dropped my .. read more

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jacob erin-cilberto
jacob erin-cilberto

Carbondale, IL



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Originally from Bronx, NY, I live in Carbondale, Illinois...teach English at two community colleges and have been writing and publishing poetry since 1970. Friending works two ways. If we have had .. more..

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