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:

Sharon Wagner said...

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

Jhon Baker said...

excellent effort my friend.

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

Great poem- Photo and memory!

Lynne H. said...

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

Esther Montgomery said...

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

Esther Montgomery

Brian said...

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

soft nonsense said...

@Sharon - Maybe another beer from the fridge?

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

They probably both suffer from neglect, too.

The Retired One said...

Proof that memories were true!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

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

Pat Tillett said...

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!

faye said...

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

Jimmy said...

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

Great one Pat, makes you think.

Copyboy said...

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

Talli Roland said...

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

DavidV said...

Great poem.

Anthony J Langford said...

Cool - i like it..

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

great idea...

=]

Berowne said...

Fine thought, well expressed.

tapirgal said...

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

Bossy Betty said...

Very nice, Patrick!

Helen said...

1952 ~~~ it was a very good year!

Pat Tillett said...

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...

Marlene said...

Tarnished trophy? Maybe they need another win, eh?

SquirrelQueen said...

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

willow said...

Evocative little piece. Go Bucks!

Jingle said...

beautiful reminder.

Pat Tillett said...

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!

Pat Tillett said...

Jingle - Thanks!

Jenny said...

Darn the tarnish of age, anyway.

Pat Tillett said...

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

Reflections said...

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

Pat Tillett said...

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