Call and Response: A Couple of Yoyos

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CALL by Robbie Yates:

Yoyos made a comeback
I thought that you would know!
Some people love to flick them
Up high and then down low.
They spin and twist and twirl them
They roll them on the floor,

(Can you finish this poem?)

RESPONSE by Timeless Classics:

… My mishaps with the yoyos
Would fill a book of lore!

I thought that when I was grown up
I wouldn’t yoyo any more
Thought that when I became adult
Yoyos would become a bore

But that was all when I was young
And foolish — all before
I found out they have made
A yoyo game that you can score!

So now I’m back — I’m on a
Veritable yoyo binge
Even though the sight of me
Makes all my neighbors cringe

Injected it luminously
Using my syringe
And then I added dingle balls
Hazard tape and fringe

Now all you yoyo champions
Had better anticipate
The loss of all your titles
To Robbiemon the Great!

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