It all began when we were small:
(Perhaps the time we first could crawl);
We learnt to chase a rolling ball!
We picked the ball up with our hand;
We dropped it and would watch it land.
It bounced on floors, but plopped on sand.
In time, we knew most balls were round,
Though even egg-shaped balls we found:
You’d see them at a football ground.
Then see more balls in other sport:
Bowled or pitched; hit, thrown and caught;
Struck with strength and aimed with thought.
Kickers kick them seeking goals;
Golfers putt them into holes:
Different balls for different roles!
Sizes, shapes and colours many,
Balls that cost a pretty penny,
Pity those who haven’t any!
Anyone with friend and ball,
Whether it be large or small,
Never should be bored at all.