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An Idiot I Meant To Forget

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An Idiot I Meant To Forget

The ring of a childhood memory
Full of bright sun, and smiling 
faces
A great day in the park when 
this idiot came along
He pulled my hair and said I 
talk like a boy
He pushed me in the swings 
and let me chase him around
We played tag and he let me 
catch him
He tackled me to the ground 
and got my dress dirty
But we didn't care, I beat him 
anyway
We wrestled, and threw stones 
in the pond
We stalked the ducks and threw 
bread crumbs for them to eat
It had been a great day
Until this idiot came along
Then it became the perfect day
We promised to play again 
tomorrow and he never showed 
up
It hurt my feelings so I thought 
he was mean
I promised myself to forget him 
even though he'd been a fun 
playmate
Years went by and I went back 
to the park
I was by myself
I went down the slide and 
chased grasshoppers in the tall 
grass
When this idiot came along
He pulled my hair and told me I 
talk like a boy
He pushed me in the swings 
and let me chase him around
He tackled me to the ground 
and I wrestled him and won
We fed the ducks and laughed 
at each others failed attempts 
at duck calls
We talked about how we'd both 
met a friend in this park and 
laughed
He said he'd pulled the girls 
hair because he thought it was 
pretty
I told him I'd beaten a boy at 
wrestling in a dress
He told me how he pushed the 
girl on the swings and thought 
she had a unique laugh
I told him about being excited 
to play with the boy again the 
next day who didn't show up
We looked at each other 
surprised
He apologized and we made 
plans to play again tomorrow
7 years later and I'm sitting 
beside the idiot I met in the 
park
We're holding hands, rings 
shinning in the sun watching 
our baby girl
Today she met an idiot in the 
park who promised to come 
play again tomorrow
We both smile at each other 
and look back at her glowing 
face
Next day, he showed up
She met an idiot in the park
Who promised to come back to 
play and did
I met my idiot in the park who 
had met his idiot in the park
I married the idiot I'd meant to 
forget
Honestly, I couldn't be happier

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