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Sunday, February 18, 2007

only child

only child
playing catch
with himself

17 Comments:

Blogger Aurora said...

Oh, this captures it so well!

5:14 PM  
Blogger Masago said...

Bravo!

7:29 PM  
Blogger J. Andrew Lockhart said...

having 4 children, I can't imagine the life of a child alone. (much less the life of a parent with only one child :) )

10:27 PM  
Blogger Pat Paulk said...

A bunch said in these three lines. Excellent bill!!

5:13 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks Aurora, Vaughn, Andrew, and Pat. My wife was an only child. I was a lonely child.

8:30 AM  
Blogger polona said...

i'm not an only child but this resonates with me...

1:34 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks, Polona. That's good to hear.

8:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am one of eight and still it resonates.

9:38 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

That's good to know, anonymous.

7:08 PM  
Blogger floots said...

oh yes

1:55 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks, flots.

7:08 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Oops, I mean floots.

7:08 PM  
Blogger Dana-Maria Onica said...

At first sight, I thought that "only child" is the key, the "pillar" of the poem. After I saw the version on WHCworkshop, I understand "playing catch" is the magic word. Any other game would be insignificant.
A stunning poem!
Thank you for sharing.

9:16 AM  
Blogger Tikkis said...

In my childhood there were quite many friends all over, and I remember that sometimes I wanted to be alone, only with myself!

8:09 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks, dana-maria. I did a lot of playing catch with myself as a child, even though I wasn't an only child.

Right, tikkis. We're complicated animals.

10:36 AM  
Blogger Judy Kamilhor said...

Bill,

I like this one a lot. That's how my childhood felt at times, once my older brother left for college.

And thanks for the lovely feedback on my blog last week.

kami

5:38 PM  
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6:55 AM  

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