Like perpetually subsidising fossil fuel technology,
Honour does not befit the stupid athlete.
Just as a street skater has reason to flee and
a scooter to fly higher,
So a curse does not come
without a real reason.
Whip the rudely dismissive, highlight
the ambiguity of dissemblers,
and anonymity safeguards the whistleblower.
Do not answer the stupid stakeholder
according to their foolishness,
So that you do not pull yourself down to
Communicate with the stupid one according to
So that they feel the shame of their prejudgment.
Like an athlete drunken before a big match
Is the one who entrusts matters
to someone stupid.
Like the weak legs of the untrained,
So is a proverb of squash in the mind of
Like gluing the ball to your best racket,
So is giving glory to someone
Like a stone in your squash shoes,
So is the proverb of squash in the mind of
Like an archer who shoots randomly blindfolded,
So is the one who contracts the
stupid or those not committed.
Like stepping in dog excrement,
The stupid athlete repeats their errors.
Have you seen a young athlete who thinks they
are perfectly wise?
There is more hope for a casual player
than for them.
The lazy one says: “I’m sleeping in today,
I’m going to a party tonight.”
An athlete keeps pivoting effectively,
and the lazy one pivots in bed.
The lazy athlete purchases junky
but doesn’t realise it lacks nutritious value
and has empty calories.
The incompetent one thinks they are wiser
Than seven stakeholders who give a
Like throwing out expensive goods
Is the athlete who becomes furious about a
quarrel that is not theirs.
Like a team mate shouting at the referee
Is the athlete hazing their own team mates and says,
“I was only joking.”
Where there is no contest, the fire
And where there is no baiting,
As spilt milk in your squash bag or
saturated clothing left too long,
So a contentious athlete kindles a quarrel.
The attitudes of a slanderer are like
They are absorbed right down into
the wayward heart.
Like concrete on bicycles tyres
Are affectionate words from
The athlete who hates losing disguises
it with their lips,
but privately they harbor deceit.
Although they speak graciously, do
not trust them,
For there are many detestable
things in their heart.
Though their hatred is concealed by
Their evil will be exposed in due course.
The one who influences the referee is desperate,
and whoever repeatedly doubts the scorers calls,
is themselves doubtful.
A lying person hates those revealed by it,
and a flattering speech causes ruin.
By David Jarvis 2022.
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