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DURHAM BULLS

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DURHAM BULLS

DURHAM BULLS

A triple-A minor league team,
most remember Bull Durham the movie.
I, the most spectacular firework set,
in the stormy sky. The kind of lightening show,
I think I shall never see again. The stands erupted
with screams and yells 

                                           “Chicken! Chicken! Chicken”

Well, we are in the South, with their choice of entertainment.
Looking left and right, wondering at the uproar.

The ground wet, the sky still, a mini diamond
for a balking bird, a mascot of sorts,
running bases, while the crowd cheers.

The game back on, after sweeping away flood waters.
Every home run produces red eyes and a snort, steam
aggressively fighting from the nostrils of the famous bull.

My young nephew,
proudly walks away with a team jacket.
Whether the game was won or lost, I don’t remember,
except we had such fun. Our American past time,
memories last forever.

2/21/2017


Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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Date: 3/2/2017 5:38:00 PM
Congratulations Kim! Gotta luv the Bulls!! ;) Big Hugggs deb
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 3/2/2017 6:06:00 PM
Woot woot...thanks, Deborah!
Date: 3/2/2017 5:05:00 AM
Congratulations on this fine poem, Kai
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 3/2/2017 6:23:00 AM
Thanks so much!
Date: 3/1/2017 4:30:00 PM
Kim, I can feel those hot summer days - seriously hot in the Carolinas - and the oncoming thunderstorm. The overall scene you paint is one of great beauty, and I have this sad feeling like much of that has been lost. Of course, some of it is still there, just as you describe.
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 3/1/2017 4:42:00 PM
So sad when things change :) poetry helps us to remember!
Date: 3/1/2017 3:32:00 PM
Coming back to you with congratulations :)
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 3/1/2017 4:42:00 PM
Thanks so much Darren! :)
Date: 3/1/2017 2:03:00 PM
Kim a lovely tale and congrats on your win.
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 3/1/2017 4:43:00 PM
Thanks so much!
Date: 3/1/2017 12:04:00 PM
Being there is half the fun..Congrats on your win
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 3/1/2017 12:15:00 PM
Thanks so much Joseph! :)
Date: 3/1/2017 5:52:00 AM
A unique take on the contest that I really enjoyed. Packed quite a punch. Congratulations!
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 3/1/2017 6:36:00 AM
Thanks so much, Phillip! :)
Date: 2/21/2017 12:56:00 PM
You know something? This is so fascinating and at the same time so totally alien to me :) We don't play that game here. I already told Phillip Garcia I'd enter his contest with a silly funny entry about it :D But that aside it's a wonderful poem, you paint the whole game for me in a great small poem.
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 2/21/2017 2:11:00 PM
Thank you, Darren! :)
Date: 2/21/2017 12:21:00 PM
There truly is nothing better than a summer day spent at the ballpark watching a baseball game and all of the fun that comes with it. This felt really good to read Kim.
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 2/21/2017 12:22:00 PM
Thank you, Chris! A great memory.