Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Who's The Best?

Dominic now 20
When my son was 8 I asked:

Who's the best soccer player in

your school?

His answer: Steven Miller!

Who's the best baseball player?

Steven Miller!

Well, who's the best joke teller?

Steven Miller!

And the best singer?

Steven Miller!

Finally, I sighed.

Honey, surely you're the best

at something.

I am!

I'm Steven Miller's best friend!

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Time Flies

He tied big birds and bucks 
to the roof of our station wagon.
Left catfish gasping in the kitchen sink
And fired up the grill.

Jammed our garage with firearms, golf clubs
fishing poles, bowling balls.
Grew sunflowers taller than the house.
Bred a hunting dog in the back.
Built a brewery in the basement.
Soldiered in Europe and Korea
Kept his medals polished in a drawer
And nine to fived every day.
Don't waste time, daddy warned
as I swung in my swing, wasting time.
It's all gonna be over before you know it.
Before you know it doesn't begin to describe
The way time took flight 
like a falcon’s hunting dive,
As I swung in that swing, smiling
Daddy’s just trying to scare me.  
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