Viewers versus players

Viewers versus players (a Senryū)

In front of the box,

screaming in frenzy, but you

are not the players!

man person people stadium
Viewers versus players (Photo by Pixabay on

This Senryu observes the frenzied enthusiasm displayed more so by viewers than the player themselves.



  1. “In a world full of spectators, be the player.” ― Michael Bassey Johnson, Song of a Nature Lover
  2. “Train like you are the worst player, play like you are the best player.” ― Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words



  1. haoyando says:

    I google “Senryū” and it really exist. And it is very interesting. Thank you for sharing.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Ab says:

    Viewership, especially in the age of social media, is quite interesting. It often can make or break a player’s career too!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Judy Kim says:

    I totally agree, haha!


  4. Nancy Ruegg says:

    An astute observation, Chen. You’ve identified a strange-but-true phenomenon!


    1. Haha! I suppose it’s because I don’t watch football.


  5. KK says:

    Yes, true. Good day!


  6. Garfield Hug says:

    I am like that in front of the tv when watching soccer LOL!


    1. The men in my family are like that, too!


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