Go! Serena go!


Serena Williams: Courtesy Google Images

Serena Williams: Courtesy Google Images

Go! Serena go!

Smash! Whack!

Grand slam your way into the history books;

while some concern themselves with your hair,

your strength and your looks.

Smack the ball of disrespect;

let it slice through the air.

Althea Gibson sure is happy

to see you standing there!

Go! Serena go!

From beads and braids we’ve cheered you on

milestone after mile;

as you lobbed your way to victories

with power, grace and style.

Go! Serena go!

Ignore the critics and the trolls;

grunt and groan as you must;

grunt and expel all the negativity.

Smash the slurs into the dust!

Go! Serena go!

While they hide behind their screens

or hurl their epithets  from the sidelines;

your star continually rises.

Keep breaking those records

and setting the bar higher;

young, gifted and black

irrespective of who despises.

Go! Serena go!

We love you…

and we’ve got your back.

 

(c) Chattinatti 2015

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