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A New Friend
 A teacher comes to open the gym,
Most of the class strolling in on a whim.
The most nervous student came in last
Haunted by the danger from the class.
 “All right, get in the game!”
 Yelled the teacher to the students dressed the same.
The class crowded to find a perfect racket,
And then hunted for the greatest net.
For the first time, the most nervous came into view
Of the tallest yet nicest who decided,  “There must be something I could do!”
 He stepped towards her and gave her a smile,
But she looked panicked like she were on trial.
 “Don’t worry,”  assured the tallest yet nicest,
 “I’m here to help, not here to jest.”
 He took her hand, with racket and birdie,
But the most nervous replied, “It’s just not me.”
 But the tallest yet nicest refused to speak,
Helping her arm, oh quite helpless and meek.
She tossed the birdie out of panic,
Rather hurried and rushed like a fly at a picnic.
But the eyes of the tallest yet nicest were quite keen,
And took her hand with the racket and hit what he’d seen.
The most nervous heard a great smack!
And squeaked in fear then fell back.
The tallest yet nicest let out a laugh,
And the most nervous thought he was daft.
 “Look!”  said the tallest yet nicest.  “It’s stuck!”
 The most nervous then glanced at the net and replied,  “Oh, what luck!”
 Together they grinned and raced for the net,
And humorously played a rather odd set.
From that day on, they became very good friends,
Like a racket to a birdie, paired together until the end.