April PAD (Poem-a-Day) Challenge: Day 25 “Tennis”

The prompt for Day 25 of the April PAD Challenge is “write a poem about a sport. Pick any sport you want. And yes, feel free to bend and stretch the rules as far as you wish.”

I chose tennis, the sport that destroyed the cartilage in my knees.

“Tennis”

Force does not originate within the arm
as it swings racquet toward ball, even
the tensed leg muscles springing into
the serve. It comes from within the
heart. Connection does not occur between
strings, ball, and opponent’s return. The
cheering or booing from the sides mean
nothing. Just the moment.

10 National Poetry Month Activities
April PAD Challenge: Day 1 “Scenes Shot in Super 8″
April PAD Challenge: Day 2 “Adobe CafĂ©”
April PAD Challenge: Day 3 “Confession Booth”
April PAD Challenge: Day 4 “100% Juice”
April PAD Challenge: Day 5 “Uncle Harry”
April PAD Challenge: Day 6 “Hide ‘n’ Seek”
April PAD Challenge: Day 7 “Political Discourse”
April PAD Challenge: Day 8 “Heart 2.0″
April PAD Challenge: Day 9 “Yoga Class”
April PAD Challenge: Day 10 “Holly Bushes”
April PAD Challenge: Day 11 “Spring”
April PAD Challenge: Day 12 “Something Wrong”
April PAD Challenge: Day 13 “Tough Luck”
April PAD Challenge: Day 14 “Sundays in Oklahoma”
April PAD Challenge: Day 15 “Persona”
April PAD Challenge: Day 16 “There’s Been a Mistake”
April PAD Challenge: Day 17 “To Boldly Go”
April PAD Challenge: Day 18 “Watermelon”
April PAD Challenge: Day 19 “Her Bra”
April PAD Challenge: Day 20 “Let’s Remain”
April PAD Challenge: Day 21 “Vast Universe”
April PAD Challenge: Day 22 “Judge Not”
April PAD Challenge: Day 23 “A Valediction Forbidding Morning”
April PAD Challenge: Day 24 “Memory”