I watched his skill at manoeuvring the
In the far-away days, of the Billiard Halls.
Cannons, pots and in-offs were masterfully
and regularly made
The hall itself echoed with this rhythmically clicking
I stood back and watched him perform with
His arm thrust out and a bend of the knee.
His action was steady and straight and so
The timing that accompanied it was clean and pure.
Suddenly he noticed my attention was focussed
"Come on over lad lets see if your game's in good trim?"
I picked up my cue and asked what to
He urged me to try a pot with soft screw.
I learned so much from this chap in such a
I often look back and remember with a broad smile.
Not many people play Billiards in the clubs
Snooker and Pool are the Games that they play.
I still try the three ball game now and
So much of it still remains beyond my ken.
I will soon reach my eightieth later this
My enthusiasm remains, of that never fear.
Who was this chap with the silken cue
delivery you ask?
It took many years but I finally managed to unmask.
He was a famous world-renowned champion
With the first name Tom and the surname Newman.