Every Monday and Wednesday at the hour of one
The Carpet Bowlers gather for an afternoon of fun
Sometimes there’s 10 of us – or perhaps only 8
But we linger awhile in case Charlotte is late!
We roll out the carpet and equipment from the back
The scoreboard, cards, sticks and the balls – yellow and black
We cheer, high-5 and try to do our utmost best
To not disturb the bridge players in all their serious-ness!
Then later when the games are over we all gather around
For a cup of hot coffee and whatever cookies can be found
Now we’re lonely, confined to our homes, missing each and every friend
Eagerly looking forward to a time ’til we can all meet again!
Editor’s note: Carpet Bowling is an enjoyable game enjoyed by several seniors twice weekly at the Seniors’ Centre. New players are always welcome and there are a dozen coaches willing to teach you the game.
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