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Golfing With Republicans

Someone once told me, you can learn a lot 
About people on the golf course.  As I 
Swing into the swirling wind, thoughts of
Last night’s undertow pull me back in.

Are these friends mortal but without regret,
Or are they pretenders of the ©old school?  
As I pull back my club with tempo and will,
In a rush of calm my dark thoughts  are repressed.

No longer can their hard words distract, my
Swinging form is in motion, gaining flow.
I travel through and release the ball with
Every ounce of faith and love that I know.

They watched that ball fly through the swirling air
It carried my unspoken heart and promises there.

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  1. Date: 12/18/2012 7:42:00 PM
    I've read this twice and haven't quite figured it out, James. LOL! Forgive me if I'm a little slow. Is this about 'old dogs that can't learn new tricks'??? Is that a good guess? Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Annalise