“Reporters Apology” by Melanie McAleer

The following poem was written by Melanie McAleer (posted by her son, Joseph Maguire) REPORTER’S APOLOGY (after viewing a Senior Womens’ Tennis Tournament) I was sent on this assignment, Nothing promised to be duller, Without the thrill of homicide Nor a fight for race or color; I wondered why my editor Had given me this task, But being true reporter I went, and didn’t ask; After all a Senior Woman Was a female with a shawl, And I couldn’t quite envision her Connecting with a ball; Now I’m not a chauvinistic male And I have an open mind, Still I learned with great amazement About the strength of womankind; The strength of serves and smashes And a stamina non-quitting, No sign of brace or bandage On the hardy who were hitting; And fearing I’d be challenged To try out their gentle sport, I just poised my pen in tribute And… Read More…