I am finally making up for missing April 12th. The prompt is to write a serious poem or a silly poem. I think from the title you can tell that I went with serious.
Serious Decision: Stay or Go?
There is an exhilaration in a challenge,
But also a joy in the familiar.
A 4 handicap doesn’t give up golf
And take up tennis instead, but
A duffer may.
Or he may not. He may
Take lessons, keep practicing, getting
Better, little by little.
Yet, the 4 handicapper may
Switch courses, try a new
Venue and renew his excitement.
Or, perhaps he simply buys a new club
To create a different test in the known environment.
How much change is necessary
To keep the seasoned from becoming banal?