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March 10, 2011

I Remember The Boy

I remember the boy 
Who was thoughtful and shy
And creative and playful
Always wondering why

I remember the boy
Who waded in the creek
Catching crawdads and tadpoles
With such skillful technique

I remember the boy
Who once played with fire
When they came with a hose
It kinda quenched that desire

I remember the boy
Who got bullied at school
Taunting and hitting him
‘cause they thought it was cool

I remember the boy
Who played out in the rain
With no coat or galoshes
Drove his momma insane

I remember the boy
Who made long bike-tire skids
Collecting grasshoppers and fireflies
Praying mantis or katydids

I remember the boy
Who had sticks and stones
And clods of dirt that hurt
But never broke no bones

I remember the boy
Who really liked to draw
And paint great big pictures
Of the world that he saw

I remember the boy
Who kissed his first girl
On a bridge over the creek
And it made his head whirl

I remember the boy
Who was here just yesterday
I hear him calling me now
Think I’ll go out and play

5 comments:

  1. I think the boy is still here living and breathing in your words and heart Eric! This is such a wonderful reminicent poem...I love it! :-)

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  2. smiles. that boys is still there...go play my friend...

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  3. That boy will always be with you...

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  4. Keep the boy there Eric, it makes the presence of your personality special! Thanks for coming by and cheering my Broken Sparkles :) ...

    Will you be kind enough to drop me a link for your wordpress blog, I sort of lost most information on the old blog ...

    Thanks a lot!

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  5. aw, how sweet. really, made my heart smile

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