growing up stupid

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    growing up stupid

    i keep saying to myself
    wait
    wait for the curve ball
    watch for the curve ball
    but i never do
    i never even think about the curve ball
    i never anticipate the curve ball
    i always expect the fast ball
    fast balls are honest
    i go down swinging
    a lot
    but..on that rare occasion
    it comes
    the fast ball
    and i hit it out of the park
    i stand there watching
    as the horsehide sphere soars up into the sky
    Hell..into the stratosphere
    over the cheap seats onto the moon
    it makes my life

    which accounts for the fact
    that most of my life i spend 
    stupid

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    Teardrops commented on growing up stupid

    02-13-2011

    First i will never believe you have ever been stupid . Maybe searching in the wrong places but that is adventure . Ihope you find what you are looking for . Marie

    train64

    02/13/2011

    marie: I am still stupid..but thank you anway:---) Train

    RHPeat commented on growing up stupid

    02-01-2011

    "life is spent stupid" most of the time. It is almost like you have to set aside time to be who you are some days. That's real stupid. But getting the mud to stand up has always been my biggest problem. It can't be too wet and it can't be too dry. But that's a potter's life for ya. A poet friend//RH Peat

    Tempestlady commented on growing up stupid

    01-28-2011

    GOSH REMINDS ME OF MY LIFE'S DECISIONS. I NEVER EXPECT THE CURVE BALL I JUST EXPECT THINGS TO GO LIKE I WANT OR THINK THEY SHOULD, AND THEN SURPRISE THERE IT IS AND IT EITHER HITS ME OR TAKES ME COMPLETELY OUT OF THE RUNNING. I NEVER UNDERSTAND WHY I AM SURPRISED AGAIN..AND AGAIN...WONDERFUL DUAL DYNAMIC TO THIS ONE. WRITE ON .....TLADY

    train64

    01/29/2011

    Thanks TLady. Wrote that when life was not exactly giving me honest pitches..Struck out a lot, but life is that way...aven't changed much..T64..

    shallenemcgrath commented on growing up stupid

    01-27-2011

    Being a huge Giant's fan, I really really get this one, and I am pleased as putting to see a poem about Baseball. Its interesting that you equate yourself as stupid by using what is commonly known as "the thinking man's game" In fact a lot goes into anticipating a curve... psychology, the statistics of probability, code breaking techniques, meteorology, superstitious voodoo... and then there is always the look on the pitcher's face right before they throw... One thing is for certain: Life in general rarely gives an honest pitch, and when it does, you can expect the change up coming soon after. :-)

    train64

    01/27/2011

    Your comment made me laugh out loud...yep lot of curves and hangers in life..and change ups...the pic is the Babe..i love your reply...psych, stats, code breaking, meterology thats hilarious..and then..the look that's the real sign..yu have a great sense of humor and deep intellect..i know that cause' you mentioned me in the same sentence as Patti Smith..:----)..welp i'm still swingin' away..Thanks again T/C T64

    shallenemcgrath

    01/27/2011

    I think you have a great gift for narrative poetry my friend.

    Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion.

    T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) American-English poet and playwright.

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