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the ball
By angel michael   

Last edited: Friday, February 22, 2002
Posted: Friday, February 22, 2002

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after several years an old friend called me up and this was his tale.......take care Dave


kinda hard to kick the ball
when you cant walk at all
so, i'll sit and stare
my friend, it's my cross to bare

reflected light off stainless steel
two dollar shades, conceal what I feel
yesterdays child, was full of grace
todays father legs are a waste

the stadium is full of patriots
somebody says, "this is as good as it gets"
a pat on my shoulder and a smile
nothing to do but, look up and smile

I've become accustomed to the signs
and the way my wheelchair shines
tho, I'd be a man if I weren't reliant
and the soccer ball weren't so damn defiant

kinda hard to kick the ball
when you no longer walk at all
so, I'll watch the game and stare
drinking and driving is my cross to bare


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Reviewed by julie 3/16/2003
well Michael,lets hope the people that read this take note, and don't drink and drive
Reviewed by Sibyl 11/24/2002
That one should be on a reminder to all of us. Excellent
Reviewed by Cathy Montgomery (Reader) 5/1/2002
Oh Michael--such an intensely moving write!
So heartbreaking...and a warning for all!
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 4/17/2002
Wow I was not expecting that ending at all. Great write.
Reviewed by Janet Caldwell 4/11/2002
Powerful my friend and reminds us all not to drink and drive. Good message.

Janet xoxoxoxo
Reviewed by David J Knight 3/29/2002
Well written, it's a pity this message fails to get through to the actual people that cause the problem.
Reviewed by Bianca Boonstra 3/21/2002
Great write Michael!
Reviewed by Charles Mann (Reader) 3/6/2002
powerful writing michael,,,some of lifes greatest lessons are learned thru the sadness of others,may we all learn,,Charlie
Reviewed by Jenni Kalicharan 3/6/2002
Wonderful yet sad piece. Food for thought!
Reviewed by Florence Fry 3/5/2002
Sad, but helped me to understand something of what it might be like for him. A wonderful poem.
Reviewed by Rebekah Rosie Lang 2/26/2002
Powerful...Reminds one not to take things for granted, like walking
Reviewed by Dens Dreamweaver (Reader) 2/22/2002
Namaste Michael.
A poignant tale of how quickly a life can change. Thanks for sharing.
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