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Ping Pong People 1



There is a rhythmic, tapping sound
A metronomic, muted song
Hear balls across nets bounce and bound
Table tennis called, too, PING PONG

Ping Pong, a competitive sport
Earning trophies, medals and fame
A fun, yet serious cavort
Achieved excellence is the aim

Distance bridged and people brought near
World-wide peace for which we all long
Over-riding mistrust and fear
Diplomacy* found in PING PONG

* "Ping Pong Diplomacy" with China
during the Richard Nixon Adminstration.
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