Photo c2009 by Nickers and Ink.
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My favorite athlete is tall
But wears no uniform at all.
My childhood dreams appear in him,
A wonder far beyond all whim.
His hair could rival Samson’s mane,
Unscissored, difficult to tame.
He’ll cast a glance to catch my eye,
Confused that others pass him by.
A champion in his own right,
I love to watch this one take flight.
It’s almost scary – watch him race,
Inviting others to give chase.
And what comes after may surprise;
For reasons I cannot surmise,
He’ll stop and stoop for me to climb
For quiet road trip, one more time.
His purpose, though he seem untamed,
A-frolicking so unashamed,
Is found fulfilled between us too,
Not just collecting ribbons blue.
Posted for a variety of prompts:
AC Poetry Challenge (“sports favorites”)
Easy Street Prompts (“what comes after”)
Fun Monday (“childhood dreams”)
Heads or Tails (“reason”)
In Other Words (“His purpose”)
Meme Express (Pick a Prompt)
Poetic Asides (April P.A.D. Challenge: “love poem” or “anti-love poem”)
Read Write Poem (NaPoWriMo – “road trip”)
Simply Snickers (“cast,” “catch” and “confuse”)
Sunday Scribblings (“scary”)
Tuesday Title (“Earth’s Hair”)
Weekend Wordsmith (“scissors”)
Photo/s posted in response to these prompts:
Camera Critters (photo/s)
Lens Day Challenge (“light”)
Odd Shots Monday (photo/s)
Scenic Sunday (photo/s)
Straight Out of the Camera (SOOC Sunday)
Thursday Challenge (photo/s)
Weekend Snapshot (photo/s)
Wordless Wednesday (any day – photo/s)
Throughout 2009, please join us at The Heart of a Ready Writer, a Bible reading and devotional blog, as we read through the entire Bible in chronological order.