The Poetic Sparring Dummy


a sparring dummy stands with grace
while boxers come to beat his face
but maybe somewhere deep beneath
that sparring dummy wants some peace

“oh would,” he wishes “someone fine
come tape upon my chest a sign
that begs, for me, a gent’ler touch
for really would that be too much?”

that sparring dummy’d have you know
that though he may look grim and slow
within his chest is not some hole
he truly has a poet’s soul

(except that, with an arm or two
he’d beat those boxers black and blue)


a bit of silly fun. I couldn’t help but snap this picture when I was walking through a sporting goods store and was amused by the sign. Sharing this with dVerse for Open Link Night