An Open Letter To Pool


Dear Pool,

I’ve been thinking about you a lot lately, and we need to talk. I’m starting to think that our relationship is one sided and unhealthy. Don’t get me wrong…the good times are fantastic. In those times you build me up and make me feel invincible, and nothing has ever made me feel that way before. I truly appreciate those moments and I will cherish them forever, but what we really need to talk about are the other times.

You know what I’m talking about. I love you with all my heart and your indifference and downright cruelty toward me are an unnecessary betrayal. You keep me away from my friends and family for days at a time. You take my money and rarely pay me back. At times you humiliate me in public. You relentlessly point out every one of my flaws to show me just how insignificant I am in your world. How could you be so horrible to me when I give you so much of myself? I’m constantly working on this relationship, but nothing is ever perfect enough for you. I’ve been thinking about leaving you for good.

But who am I kidding? I am still hopelessly in love with you. I am under your spell and I don’t have the strength to leave you. I am a broken person, and sadly, I will continue to take all the abuse you have to dish out. All I am asking is that you ease up on me before you completely crush my spirit. I don’t know how much more I can take, but I can’t leave because in my heart I know there is so much more in store for us. I can feel it! As crazy as it sounds I want to be your number 1. I want to be everything you expect of me and more. So it is with this letter that I am professing my undying love for you. I’m too invested in you to throw it all away for something that will never make me as happy as you can when things are good. Please take it easy on me. We could be great.

All my heart,


9 thoughts on “An Open Letter To Pool

  1. Well said! And congrats on the well fought fight this week. I love seeing talented people put to the test and while I know that you’re kicking yourself over every mistake you made, pool is a game of little victories scored one ball at a time. You should celebrate each of them.

  2. Well said Jennifer! While reading it, i thought it was me writing it. Got right inside my head!

  3. I realy liked your letter to pool. It sayes it all. And I love this game!! Im 58 amd my eyes are going bad but i still play at least 5 times a week to try to get good thair nothing like a table run to pump you up!
    Thank you for putting a letter togather that we all feel about pool.

  4. Jennifer that should be put on a poster and put in every pool room in the country, you put into words what every player that has put there heart and soul into the game feels, nobody has ever said it better, Thank you.

  5. My sentiments exactly. Well said Jennifer. You truly have a way with words, and a pool cue!

  6. I laughed until I cried. You got it right about pool. You give it your soul and give it everything. You break even somewhere in the middle. The pool gods have no favorites. Pool is the only constant in our lives it’s always there when we need it. Good luck with your game!

Comments are closed.