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Author Name: Freejohncarter 3 Comments
Date Added: May 15, 2009 16:05:13 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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soldiers marbles and dreams
Soldiers Marbles and Dreams
 
Shall i talk of day dreams?
Heads in cloudy moments
Windows that creak on windy days?
Or shall i talk of me?
Soldiers marbles and dreams
Conkers and playgrounds
Skipping school and finding dreams
Scrubbing my knees
Impressing butterflies.
Marbles or the gentle art of school boy competition
The joy is found in repetition
Beating all the competition
Running home with pockets full.
Soldiers. Tiny men to play with
Upon my open battlefield
Where boys become men
Only soldiers marbles and dreams.
 
 
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Comment By: FreeAdri on May 17, 2009 10:33:48 AM Report
Real, true and how it is for boys becoming men. 
A truly artful piece, constructed so beautifully.
Love
Adri x

Comment By: PremiumLinda Jo on May 15, 2009 05:38:07 PM Report
I like this...memories from the heart of a boy. what fun games we have to draw on from the past. yes, i think it was a much more gentle way to show school boy competition back then... no video game wars or the like.
Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on May 15, 2009 05:32:39 PM Report
John,
 Once again the past comes forth in such a grand matter..
Our youth with so many dreams  ....Boys with there marbles
and soldiers to play with...
 Brings back a time with all my brothers....
 Always ~ She Whispers





 


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