Saturday, November 27, 2010

Magpie 42

One hundred yard dash
Ohio State Champ 1952
Now the trophy sits
On a dusty shelf
As tarnished
And brittle
As the legs
That carried him
On that day

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32 comments:

  1. Maybe a good polish is in order. Who knows what it might inspire!

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  2. Oh my.. what a write.. i can clearly envision that trophy on a shelf, as his widow dusts it.. just my take..
    Nice Pat!!

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  3. I rather think I prefer a tarnished cup like this to the standard polished kind.

    Esther Montgomery

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  4. Maybe it's not really tarnish but layers of memories!

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  5. @Sharon - Maybe another beer from the fridge?

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  6. They probably both suffer from neglect, too.

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  7. This has such a nice, sentimental feel, Pat. It's a nice poem to accompany the photo. xoRobyn

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  8. Sharon - These days, it would be plastic...

    Jhon - Thanks so much Jhon!

    Ren - Thanks! I appreciate it...

    Lynne - Thanks Lynne! Better hire a cleaning lady...

    Esther - I agree! Especially today!

    Brian - i think you are right!

    Softy - A least one or two! Nice seeing you here...

    Alex - No doubt about it...

    Joan - No trophys in my house!

    Robyn - Thanks Robyn!

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  9. A tarnished trophy has such character... nice poem.

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  10. "as brittle as the legs that carried him on that day"

    Great one Pat, makes you think.

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  11. As usual your words do the picture proud. No tarnish at all.

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  12. I love the tarnish on the trophy, and the accompanying words. Hope you're having a good weekend, Pat!

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  13. Cool - i like it..

    Might join these guys next round..when not so busy..

    great idea...

    =]

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  14. Evocative. Not wanting to think about the aging thing, thanks, Pat!

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  15. 1952 ~~~ it was a very good year!

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  16. faye - Thanks faye!

    Jimmy - Thanks so much! None of us are getting any younger!

    Jesse - Why thank you! Lot's of tarnish in places...

    Talli - Thanks Talli! Same to you!

    DavidV - Thanks!

    Anthony - thanks! I just discovered it myself...

    Berowne - Thanks for commenting!

    tapirgal - None of us do!

    Betty - Thanks BB!

    Helen - Yeah! I think the birth control pill was invented in 1952...

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  17. Tarnished trophy? Maybe they need another win, eh?

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  18. In antiques the patina of age is highly prized. Why is it so different in humans? Just a thought.

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  19. Evocative little piece. Go Bucks!

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  20. Marlene - Maybe...Or a new cleaning lady!

    SQ - I guess it depends on the family. I know the patina in my knees isn't prized! LOL...

    willow - Thanks for reading and commenting!

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  21. Darn the tarnish of age, anyway.

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  22. Jenny - Yep! It gets to us all in time..

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  23. Polish it off and have a little reverie of a moment so long ago won.

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  24. Reflections - Oh yeah! glad it wasn't me....

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