What it Was, Was Football

What it Was, Was Football”

(A Tribute to Andy Griffith)

Barney Fife was part of an old time show

police

station

humor was part of Andy Griffith’s flow

small-town

humor

played part of how Opie Taylor would grow

limited

landscapes

gave the Andy Griffith show a way to go

laughable

comedy

had a new comedian in Andy woe

pigskin

sportsman

could open the door to a fun elbow

dialogues

similar

to “What it Was,” was done to be hallow

comic

relief

was a start to Andy’s job of shallow

horizons

opened

by Andy Griffith were forever more

pretense

bringing

on laughter was common with Barney’s war

laudable

pleasure

was had by all viewing Andy’s fun score

content

happened

as a matter of life for Andy’s corps

sitcom

satire

was great for Andy and he never swore

humorous

anecdotes

kept coming with Andy, and time would snore

Granny

scolded

Opie for misunderstanding a chore

loving

caring

for each other was common as a boor

handling

matters

was left up to Barney, as he would scour

cruising

along

the main street was Andy, Bee was the flower

passing

moments

seemed a mile away, Andy in power

ticking

movements

wore thin on Bee’s nerves, she could turn sour

policing

stations

caused a panic for Barney, he would cower

genuine

clamor

took over when Barney would shower

charades

avoided

the truth behind Andy’s show as aligned

comedic

overtures

were spread around, till it became defined

theater

drama

did not figure into Andy’s novel mind

clowning

around

was as common as time running behind

Opie

opened

up when Barney and Bee became confined

slapstick

comedy

was realized as Andy was refined

dancing

allowed

an open exchange of what was entwined

funnyman

farces

gave way to humor that was realigned

comedic

hilarity

offered by Andy was special and light

Matlock

lasted

till Andy was no longer able to delight

aging

evaded

Andy Griffith longer than his birthright

playing

acting

as a ham was gone, Andy lost insight

monologues

defined

Andy’s early career, he was the limelight

angling

fishing

for the limelight, Andy found appetite

instilling

freedom

to be your own man was from his foresight

twisting

turning

over the stage to the young was from hindsight.

(c) February 27, 2019 by PBM

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