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Just Another Rainy Day

A child yearned to play baseball today -
a million raindrops dashed the boy's luck.
Yet, espying an object upon the floor;
a moppet's imagination runs amuck.

The lad fantasized he was young David
and mighty Goliath was his foe.
Using his treasure as a slingshot,
he slew the giant with a single blow.

Next he was off to the wild, wild West -
pretending to be Chief Thunderdown!
He turned his friend into a headband -
sporting colored feathers 'round his crown.

Chief Thunderdown is injured in battle.
His arm dips like a clipped eagles’ wing.
The young lad acts as the town's doctor -
his treasure doubles as the chief's sling.

The child makes believe he's an archer;
alinging ten tin cans in a row.
A crayon transforms into an arrow -
his playmate will suffice as his bow.

The youngster is now a circus clown.
Under the Big-Top, he’ll giggle and dance!
Wriggling his playtoy around his waist;
his new found friend will hold up his pants!

Out of all the toys that adorn his room -
the small prize his dreams would expand?
A headdress, a belt and a slingshot are
brought to life by one boy’s rubberband. 


Inspired by:
Trash or Treasure?  Rhyming Poetry Contest
Sponsored by: Karen Neary


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  1. Date: 10/8/2011 1:05:00 PM
    Imagination is one of our greatest gifts. Congrats John on the featured poem. Vince

  1. Date: 10/3/2011 11:59:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week John. Hope you are doing well. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/26/2009 6:12:00 PM
    love, love, love this poem very nicely done John :) keep smiling :)

  1. Date: 6/11/2008 6:54:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Karen's contest John. Excellent writing. Love, Carol