#SoCS Aug. 21, 2021 – Ode

Linda’s treat for us this week for #SoCS:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “ode.” Find a one- or two-syllable word that rhymes with “ode,” or use the word “ode.” Have fun!

Rather than faff around, I shall just write an ode, shall I?

On a topic rather dear to my heart, at this precise moment!

An Ode To Cricket

There once was a time when cricket
Was something that bored me to tears
Who'd have guessed it would become more appealling
As I advanced in my years?

In my teens, a game lasting a day
Seemed an incredible waste of my time
I'd rather be out shopping, or reading
More important things to do in my prime

Yet now, you will find me transfixed
Either at the ground or on screen
As I cheer on my bro from the sofa
Or the sideline, as I watch my teen

Each bowl balled, keeps me transfixed
Each run scored makes me cheer
When they get a wicket I'm grinning
If they get out, I sneer

I'm learning the lingo real fast
5 for 8 off 5 *
Tapping scores into my WhatsApp
To keep family updated, live

Oh, Cricket, you've wormed your way in
Look, how far you've come
I'm not a cricket widow
I'm quite proudly, a cricket sister and mum!

Ritu 2021

And there you have it, a little (SoCS) ode to cricket.

Today, I wasn’t watching the match from the sidelines, but my brother is playing for Finland, in a proper international T20I tournament, and I watched both matches live on YouTube, and they won both against Sweden, so, Yay! to the Finnish Bears! Another two matches tomorrow.

And Lil Man? Well, he was playing for the Mens 4th team, and with the win they secured today, their team has topped their league for this season!

I’m an extremely proud Sister and Mother, right now!

The season is still not over, yet, for my son. Maybe three weeks to go, but, however tiring it has been for me to ferry him to and fro, over the last few months, it’s worth it, to see him progress.

*5 for 8 off 5 – that was Lil Man’s best bowling score this season, and, unless anything changes over the next couple of weeks, it has him at the top of the bowling performances leader board across the club! It means he bowled five overs, and got five wickets, giving away only eight runs. Pretty good for my little Lefty Spin bowler!

29 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Athira
    Aug 30, 2021 @ 18:33:32

    Wonderful Ritu, nice to knew them..

    Liked by 1 person


  2. Jennie
    Aug 23, 2021 @ 16:58:24

    Well done, Ritu!

    Liked by 1 person


  3. willowdot21
    Aug 23, 2021 @ 14:54:22

    Great post, proud mum/ sister 💜💜

    Liked by 1 person


  4. Dan Antion
    Aug 22, 2021 @ 15:32:22

    Very nice, Ritu.

    Liked by 1 person


  5. Shweta Suresh
    Aug 22, 2021 @ 13:47:17

    A lovely ode to cricket. Happy to hear about your brother and your son

    Liked by 1 person


  6. srbottch
    Aug 22, 2021 @ 02:50:52

    Oh, dear. I’ve not seen cricket but I love baseball, here in the States. Have you seen it?

    Liked by 1 person


  7. davidprosser
    Aug 21, 2021 @ 22:49:01

    Yay for the family, no wonder you’re proud.
    Massive Hugs

    Liked by 1 person


  8. Ritu
    Aug 21, 2021 @ 22:18:42

    Haha! Right now she hates it!!!!



  9. OIKOS™- Art, Books & more
    Aug 21, 2021 @ 22:07:38

    Wonderful written, Sis! Congratulations to your brother and also LilMan. Now all Lil Princess has to do is meet a cricketer, and Sonu has to wearg a cat shirt with the club’s colors. :-)) xx Michael

    Liked by 1 person


  10. OIKOS™- Art, Books & more
    Aug 21, 2021 @ 22:02:33


  11. edwardky2
    Aug 21, 2021 @ 20:21:03

    Reblogged this on Ed;s Site..

    Liked by 2 people


  12. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Aug 21, 2021 @ 20:19:36

    Rah! Rah! Rah! Cheers for all!!

    Liked by 2 people


  13. 🧝‍♀️Rarenwise🧝‍♀️
    Aug 21, 2021 @ 20:08:21


    Liked by 2 people


  14. John W. Howell
    Aug 21, 2021 @ 20:05:52

    Super post, Ritu. Congrats to the sister and mother.

    Liked by 2 people


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