There was a young man who once bought a guitar.
His goal was to strut on the stage as a star,
But when plucking a string,
It just broke with a “ping”,
So he gave up and didn’t get far.
Another young man bought a fine tennis racquet.
He dreamt of success that would make him a packet.
But his strokes were all wrong:
Balls he hit went too long.
When he saw any ball he’d just whack it!
A third wanted fame with a bat, playing cricket.
He went for a six, but fell onto his wicket!
“Owzat!?” came the shout.
Then the umpire cried: “Out!”
So, for fame then, the bat was no ticket.
- Submitted in response to Poetry Prompt #35
Monty says: For would-be stars, the right equipment is only one ingredient for success.