Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Finding What You Love (A Poem)

Welcome to my first post for the 2014 April PAD Challenge: Day One. Today's prompt is as follows (copied from the Poetic Asides blog):

  1. Write a beginning poem. Today is the beginning of this challenge. It’s also the beginning of April. But there are so many other beginnings: Beginning of a relationship, beginning of school, beginning of the rest of your life, and so on. Pick a beginning to write about.
  2. Write an ending poem. Often, though not always, beginnings come as the result of an ending. Sometimes endings are cause for disappointment, heartbreak, or numbness. Other times, endings are celebrated. Capture an ending today.

Baseball in Grass Photo by Ryan Wilson
Baseball Meditation

End of His Game

I beg innings of each baseball
game to go smoothly for that eleven-
year-old dancer in the outfield,
remembering when he smiled
and hip-hopped across a sleek
spot-lit stage. Later he dives
for second base, skins his knee,
off in the distance sirens ring out
over the oohs and aahs of spectators
sucking and spitting out his bliss
with their sunflower seed shells. 



  1. I.LOVE.This.
    I can hear it, feel it,
    taste it.

    1. Awww . . . what a sweet comment! Thank you so much for making me smile, De!

  2. Love it - especially when read out loud.

  3. Yay! Nice to see you here! Thank you so much for reading and commenting, Carol!