Stories & Poems

The Weight of Words (G)

Lyrics by: Stephen Maguire Please don’t say that I’m not good enough, you don’t know me that well Ever wondered why the smile on my face has disappeared today You’ll never make anything of yourself the English teacher said I never listened I think

Calgary 2007 Poem

Peter Gzowski Golf Tournament 2007 I got a call the other day To find my irons, join the fray So like a flash, I gathered brands Rafters, bars and oyster cans I drove the truck to Willow range But that’s when everything got strange For they weren’t se

NFLD Poem 2006

I hold your creamy face in my hand so mild And I am mesmerized by each and every dimple I swear that today I will drive you wild But we know, my love that it is not that simple I smile and place you gently, on your favorite resting place A simple bed for


Joseph Boyden, CBC Poet Laureate

Joseph Boyden and Alison Gzowski at Emerald Hills, ON June 2009 Good Game: An Epic of Miniature Proportions Alternatively titled: Reading the Green, in Order to Fulfill the Requirements of Somehow Tying in Literacy with Golf as Demanded by the Organizing

Jonathan Torrens – The Briars

The Briars, I hadn’t ever been here before, But last night I learned about Shelagh’s underwear drawer. As the evening wore on and people got “moister”, We sang along with Molly and danced to Prairie Oyster. I collected all the evidence, mostly cir

Golfing for Gzowski

(sung to the tune of “Waltzing Matilda,” the unofficial Australian national anthem) Once a jolly long driver sat astride his Yamaha, Under the shade of an old oak tree, And he sang as he sat and waited for a ball to hit, “Andrew’s come a-golfing f

2015 Bonspiel for Literacy

Poet Laureate – Bryan Mudryk Twas the night before curling… I was having some wine… Thinking… man those Frontier ladies are fine!!! I got up at 7… Grabbed my broom… And a beer… Hoping it would make my skipping more clear… I arrived amongst