‘Discrimination by Who?’ and Other Poetry by Russel Winick The Society October 8, 2021 Culture, Humor, Poetry 9 Comments . Discrimination by Who? YMCA basketball for 7-year olds It’s not the least bit personal, But kids who have no skills at all, Will often seem to find themselves Without much chance to touch the ball. Still one dad, very angrily, Chose bitter confrontation, Proclaiming kids and coaches guilty Of discrimination. Another parent said to him There was no bias on the squad, The sole discrimination being Skills denied his son by God. . . Reward Writing lots of poetry Brings many a reward, But none of them are greater than So rarely being bored. . . Fake News Actors Forsaking news roles With activist goals, They blithely impart Performative art. . . Marital Possessions Men like keeping stuff about, But wives would rather throw it out. . . Russel Winick recently started writing poetry at nearly age 65, after ending a long legal career. He resides in Naperville, Illinois. NOTE TO READERS: If you enjoyed this poem or other content, please consider making a donation to the Society of Classical Poets. NOTE TO POETS: The Society considers this page, where your poetry resides, to be your residence as well, where you may invite family, friends, and others to visit. Feel free to treat this page as your home and remove anyone here who disrespects you. Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put “Remove Comment” in the subject line and list which comments you would like removed. The Society does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments and reserves the right to remove any comments to maintain the decorum of this website and the integrity of the Society. Please see our Comments Policy here. CODEC News:Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 9 Responses Cheryl Corey October 8, 2021 Russel, I love your biting wit. The b. ball one is hysterical. Reply Russel Winick October 8, 2021 Thanks Cheryl. Crazy events are fun to write about. I’m glad you enjoyed the poems. Reply Yael October 8, 2021 What a great way to start a day, so entertaining, thanks! Reply Russel Winick October 8, 2021 Thanks Yael. I’m delighted that you liked the poems. I love waking up to SCP poetry too. Reply Roy E. Peterson October 8, 2021 I love the YMCA poem! Almost as if written from experience. Reply Russel Winick October 8, 2021 Yes Roy, from experience. Twenty years of the kids’ youth sports turned into a poetry factory. Thanks! Reply Joe Tessitore October 8, 2021 Great stuff, Russel! One very good read after another! Reply Russel Winick October 8, 2021 Thanks Joe – it’s inspiring to read your comments. Reply Jim Robertson October 9, 2021 Marital Possessions (Addendum) Men like keeping stuff about, But wives would rather throw it out. You wanting to dump her stuff May cause her words to be rough. So squelch it! Don’t make her shout. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.