You'd Never Guess

May 12, 2010
By possiblylindsey GOLD, Keller, Texas
possiblylindsey GOLD, Keller, Texas
12 articles 12 photos 74 comments

Favorite Quote:
"see? if i liked chris drew, id end up like randy. 5 foot 1 and vegetarian. vegetarians arent men." -camden
"what are you grinnin' at?" - mr. martinez
"you just cant recreate stupid." - jacob


identical smiles, same blond hair
next to each other
in the batting lineup
watching them joke around with their teammates
-their friends-
you’d never guess.
you’d never guess that these boys never had a father,
no one to tell them stories, no one to answer
when they called out,
“daddy?”
you’d never guess that their mother is falling apart,
drowning in a disease that could kill her, battling
her own body, and nearly
losing.
you’d never guess that their fees are being taken care of
by the coaches, because their family an barely take care of
itself.
but, see, you’d never guess
by watching one boy toe the pitcher’s mound while his
brother wrestles on a catcher’s mask.
by seeing them each swing a bat around,
by practically hearing their success when the
metal connects with that 9-inch ball.
by listening to them laugh and talk, to each other,
to their friends.

identical smiles, same blond hair
next to each other
in the batting lineup.
you’d never guess.


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on Aug. 18 2010 at 3:54 pm
possiblylindsey GOLD, Keller, Texas
12 articles 12 photos 74 comments

Favorite Quote:
"see? if i liked chris drew, id end up like randy. 5 foot 1 and vegetarian. vegetarians arent men." -camden
"what are you grinnin' at?" - mr. martinez
"you just cant recreate stupid." - jacob

wow, thank you. that really means a lot.

on Aug. 17 2010 at 2:16 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

anything you (you oersonally) can make into a poem is poem worthy. i love it captain. and I'm not just posting that.

on Jun. 27 2010 at 10:14 am
possiblylindsey GOLD, Keller, Texas
12 articles 12 photos 74 comments

Favorite Quote:
"see? if i liked chris drew, id end up like randy. 5 foot 1 and vegetarian. vegetarians arent men." -camden
"what are you grinnin' at?" - mr. martinez
"you just cant recreate stupid." - jacob

so true, these boys are having a rough time. but the thing is, they are the sweetest boys youll ever meet .. and youd never guess their situation by watching them play baseball. so i thought that was poem-worthy. thanks for your feedback.

JustAdmiring said...
on Jun. 26 2010 at 8:18 pm
JustAdmiring, Southlake, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
Life should be lived to its fullest - this is not a test run :)

This made me alomst Cry - good but questioned tears - seems alot going on for these boys and life.

on Jun. 17 2010 at 12:59 pm
possiblylindsey GOLD, Keller, Texas
12 articles 12 photos 74 comments

Favorite Quote:
"see? if i liked chris drew, id end up like randy. 5 foot 1 and vegetarian. vegetarians arent men." -camden
"what are you grinnin' at?" - mr. martinez
"you just cant recreate stupid." - jacob

i meant to pst an author's not on this, but i typed it in computer class and we were running out of time, so i couldnt. this poem's about twins that i  know - 11 year olds - who are just, not in the best of situations. and it makes me sad because they dont even know that they hardly have anything. they still smile.


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