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February 22, 2018

Waiting



I remember those summer evenings after school
Dashing into the house to change
And dashing out again to play
The basketball court beckoned to us……..

A place to meet…to play…
To be part of a team….to grow…
To win….to lose….to learn…
To be there for each other…..

      The thump of energetic feet
Keeping pace with the dribbling ball
Playing in the spirit of the game
The constant challenge to net the ball

The gleeful laughter, the disappointed sighs
The failures, the euphoric highs
The battles won and lost, the lessons learnt…….
More valuable than school

Today it stands silent and alone….
Waiting for children who never come
Looking at the sky and bemoaning
The early loss of childhood…..

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