Tuesday, April 30, 2013

7th Inning Stretch

Broward boys
aren't raised or praised
for thinkin'
beyond beer and baseball.
Broward girls
aren't raised or praised
for thinkin'
much at all.

Candace liked to catch,
but found she wasn't
much for cheerin'.
So, she pitched her pom poms
and struck out
on her own.

For Open Link Night at dVerse

41 comments:

Brian Miller said...

in such a small sandbox, its probably best to take your toys and find a larger one...smiles.

Claudia said...

probably escaping is a good idea...i wish her luck...

Steve E said...

I think of those millions of Peeps who turned their backs on their birth-way-of-life...and sailed to Amerika.

How scary. What risk. How sad (to leave.) What JOY (to arrive.)

Pat Hatt said...

Get the hell out of there, the right idea at her lair.

hedgewitch said...

You know what they can do with those pom poms.

Wolfsrosebud said...

we are all made so differently

Buddah Moskowitz said...

Perfect- yes sometimes you have to ditch your pom poms and strike out on your own - I know *I* did.

johnallenrichter said...

Candace is my kind of girl! Go Candace! Short and to the point, yet with so few words I feel like I know her well...... Comfortable writing...

Dawn Paoletta said...

Ditching of pom -poms possibly required. ;) nicely spun.

Dawn Paoletta said...

Ditching of pom -poms possibly required. ;) nicely spun.

zongrik said...

"pitched her pom-poms and struc out on her own"...hmmm any subtext there?

nano birthing chamber

ayala said...

Good for her! Nice! :)

rowantaw.com said...

I love her non-conformity (I was gutted at primary school when, as a girl, I was told I couldn't play football, and I had to learn netball instead).

Apryl Gonzales Sweet said...

Go Candace! This left me wanting to know more about this girl, and her spirit not made to conform... well done!

Susan said...

I love that there are two opposing ways to read "struck out" and that most readers picked the positive. What ever got her moving beyond what she knew doesn't matter--if she did leave.

Nico said...

Good for her! Well done--resist the status quo.

TALON said...

I am now Candace's cheerleader! :)

Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger said...

Yay Candace!! Loved this!

Björn said...

Probably better catch without pompoms... great one.

Fireblossom said...

Yeah, but I bet she doesn't strike out often! I love this.

Hey...I know someone who lives in Broward County...Pompano Beach, in fact!

karinwiberg said...

I like that!

Laurie Kolp said...

Good for her!

Adura Ojo said...

Laurie took the words right out of my mouth...'Good for her!'

Kelvin S.M. said...

..the whole piece jump out of me... good thing she could have better option... smiles...

Mary said...

I am all for ditching those pom poms!!

kaykuala said...

To strike out on your own can be just as sweet! Nicely MZ!

Hank

brenda w said...

Love it! The world's at her fingertips.

Todd Alan Kraft said...

What's there to say... it's a home run.

Delaina said...

I love this such a fun sound to a difficult situation.

Well done!

Arron Shilling said...

in the zone of her own and making -
out of the park

emmett wheatfall said...

A profound message in this poem. Wonderful you contextualized it in a poem. You never cease to amaze me with your poetry.

Akila G said...

so long she has fun...:)

Vishwas Anand said...

Sometimes the best of tasks are done when analysis and thinking dissipate for the fun of it! Nice poem :) http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/provoking-hearts-and-minds/2012/aug/25/noteworthy-rote/

hyperCRYPTICal said...

Good ol' Candace - sometimes you just gotta break the mould to survive.

Anna :o]

Sioux said...

It sounds like Candace WAS good at thinkin'.

In just a few lines--as always--this says so much, Mama Zen.

aka_andrea said...

stepping out or the way things have always been, very exciting

Lorraine said...

Go your own way girl, always! I love this

razzamadazzle said...

Way to go girl!

raysharp said...

good poem! like a schoolyard rhyme, one top skip to.

Grandmother said...

Alright- my kind of woman!

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Good for her! I like the punning.