[We have religiously observed social distancing in our diminished badminton plays (from the usual 3 times a week,to just a mere Sunday play). Just as has been advised by medical experts, we have to do exercise to keep us all fit and covid-free.]
BATTLEDORE was the original name of this cock and racquet GAME…
And as we’re now all involved in a war, it’s just almost the SAME;
In badminton we’re focused on hitting a thing that’s FLYING- –
Now, scientists are immersed at “hitting” a cure on a virus that’s RAMPAGING!
In our quorum of four, and who all know how to SCORE…
We’ve someone from the health sector, police sector and much MORE- –
The health rep though not on infectious DISEASE-
Gives out however sort of medical bulletins that surely would not CEASE!
And just seeing the police officer in our QUORUM…
Will quickly remind us, though we’re in a playing FORUM;
That we still have to observe all those quarantine PROTOCOL- –
Or else, we might get it with a “YANTOK” that will bring us much “BUKOL”!
BADMINTON is the second most played sports in the WORLD…
It’s being played by 220 million aficionados regularly, since it was UNFURLED;
It was invented in India, 2000 years AGO- –
Modern badminton burst out in UK plugged by the Duke of Beaufort who has an intriguing MOTTO!
And the Duke’s motto is: “Mutare vel timere SPERNO”…
Which appears timely in our present covid “INFERNO”;
It means among others ,NOT TO FEAR- –
Indeed, this bitchy virus must be hit and roasted on a SPEAR!
The covid scourge is not only UNPRECEDENTED…
It’s unforeseen, unimaginable and has rattled every nation’s PRESIDENT;
But as in badminton and in tennis, when the score is NAUGHT- –
It marks the period of fun and of LOVE, as it would bring about the news that the virus has been CAUGHT…
For with ZERO (aka LOVE ) infections therefore, it would mean that our prayers have all been answered by Our LORD up ABOVE and we’ll all be protected from this scourge FOREVER and EVER MORE!!!!
I am a litigation lawyer in the Philippines and a graduate of the UP College of Law. I am married to a culinary chef, my wife Criselda, endearingly called as Dang, who is now preparing her masteral thesis at UP; and have four (4) children: three (3) daughters (i.e. Shayna, a UP Masscom grad; Cheska, a UP Visual Arts grad; and, Alee who is a Grade 12 student at Miriam High) who are all passionate advocates of the hiphop culture particularly the dance genre (i.e. regular participants in the annual World Hiphop International Dance Competitions in the US) and one (1) son (i.e. Anthony who is an Ateneo graduate in European Studies) who lustily plays the guitar and the electronic drums.
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