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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Sunday Scribblings " Sports"


Sunday Scribblings prompt this week is sports, I almost opted out of this one!
Until I decided this would be nice to record for my daughter!

Painstaking and against her will I would load my car with neighborhood kids, a baseball bat and glove in hand, an attempt to teach my daughter baseball. Something I loved as a child. I was persistent, we went several times, some of the other kids ended up playing well into their late teens joining adult teams. Unfortunately my daughter to this day has no interest. Although around ten she loved to watch her hockey and still does at times. Outside of walking she hasn't much interest in sports! And me well over the years I've become an Oompa loompa!

The Pool

Mother was a tom boy of sorts
Stayed outside, enjoyed her sports
Soccer, baseball the athletic state
She swam, golfed, she could roller skate
Her offspring was a different sort
Blatant aversion to any sport
Mother dragged her to the field
Apathetically, her eyes were peeled
Waiting for the orbs connection
Delayed reaction, to the balls detection
Her running was quite the same
Flaying arms, clearly lame
Athletics notably, not her forte
No longer was she forced to play
Until a neighbor put in a pool
Mother had to change that rule
Signed up for lessons, when she heard
Vital for safety, as fear was spurred
Red was the level she had to pass
Before graduating her swim class
A child despising water in her eye
Dunked her head but didn’t cry
Determined she would learn to float
To play in that pool, or in a boat
A little girl who faced her fears
Enjoyed the water with no more tears
Now she swims, no longer scared
Still tells the world she’s “athletically impaired!”

9 comments:

Linda Jacobs said...

Good for her!

I like your poem!

Tumblewords: said...

A nifty tale couched in a delightful poem - the photos are fun, too!

Mary Timme said...

Oh, too, too true and good! Loved what you did!

keiths ramblings said...

Picture, story and poem just perfect! Loved it.

JP/deb said...

What a fun poem ... Pepper reminds me of me - not athletic, but born with other talents! Love to you and yours, JP/deb

forgetfulone said...

What a great poem! My daughter is not very into sports, either, but she's trying.

Lucy said...

haha So fun giggs!
Love the photos of you and pep
glad you didnt opt out this week
xoxo

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

I was very athletic as a kid and not so much now. I walk and do the treadmill, but that's it.

Have a terrific day. :)

Tammy said...

What cool look back in time Sherrie. We both had big hair and daughters with bangs. lol Wonderful poem! HUG

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