Quiet Poetry Lounge : The Rock and a Soft Place

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by Bruce, May 15, 2003.

  1. Bruce

    Bruce Active Member MEMBER

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    His six-year-old hands have selected his rocks
    Light in weight, flat, nearly round
    A smile accents his face
    As he looks at the lake glistening in the mid-day sun

    He stands on the bank
    Looking for a perfect path on the water
    He steps to the left
    Then back to the right
    A soft spring wind causes a slight ripple
    But the lake is still perfect
    He now stands ready to exercise his skill

    A few practice motions with his right arm
    He positions the rock between his thumb and forefinger
    Tight enough for distance
    Yet soft enough for the perfect spin

    With a motion rivaled by only Satchel Paige
    A perfect sidewinder delivery of the rock left his hand
    One-two-three-four-and the all-important fifth skip
    “Yes” he yelled
    Smiling as he pumped his fist

    He stared at the final spot of the final skip
    He looked down through the lake
    Up on his toes
    His widening smile told what he saw in his mind
    As his rock slowly floated downward
    Still energized by the might of his throw
    Finally resting on the soft sand below

    BE
    © May 13, 2003
     
  2. PurpleMoons

    PurpleMoons Administrator STAFF

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    real cute! a boy skipping rocks on the lake. watching him get excited by how many skips it take. Beautiful! Reminds me of someone I know.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    Bruce Bruce !!
    dis bring back sweet memories of me
    love dis here .....Thanks as i look back
    into tyme it self
     
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    1poetsought Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    LIKE A ROCK

    Nice...Drop!

    1poetsought ~
     
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    this was a very nice description.....makes me think of my nephews.
     
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