Norwegian Farmer’s Son…October 3rd

October 3rd…“TELL US ABOUT ANY OTHER EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES YOU ENJOYED AT BATTLE GROUND HIGH SCHOOL.”

POEM – “No Sort For Sport”  by N. Elliott Noorlun

#1068 BGHS 1968-69 El on Wrestling Team 001
Maybe Elliott was trying to look like a growling Battle Ground “Tiger” in this photo.  He’s front and third from left.  From the 1968-69 Bengal yearbook.

“Yer too puny, They’ll kill ya on the field!”,

When I asked Dad to play Football.

Better to have a living young man,

Than dead or crippled from fall.!

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A wrestling head injury for Elliott.

So then, while wrestling, I made a wrong move,

With my head being hammered to mat.

Coach took me to hospital, Concussion severe,

As I groaned while I laid there kersplat!

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For Elliott, it should’ve been call the LOW JUMP.

And then there was Track, Where I chose the High Jump,

I hoped to be high reaching star.

But the more I practiced, The worse I got,

As I lowered and lowered the bar.

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Short Stuff Elliott.

Too short for Basketball, Can’t swing a bat,

Too slow for the Cross Country Squad.

It seemed that no sport, Was ever to be,

No winner’s trophies to laud.

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The only kind of exercise Elliott can do….run AMOK! 😉

It didn’t take long, For me to learn,

To escape from getting contusions,

Was to play the sport, Of “Running Amok”,

And “Jumping To Conclusions”!!! 😉

NFS 10.3k

 

 

 

 

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