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Sunday, October 17, 2021

Sidelined


SIDELINED

Four score and seven years ago 
this young lady broke my heart 
for all the right reasons. 

She saw. 
She left. 

But I was as gullible as a leaf in a greenhouse. 
The world was my oyster — I just didn't know it yet, 
a Monday-morning quarterback 
with a lot on his mind, 
just too little in it. 

I didn't talk — I told. 
I didn't tread a delicate line — I stomped.
Of course I did,
a twenty-something fool who thought
he knew it all.
 
And when that day came knocking on my doorstep, 
I just bolted away like Forrest, never to return. 
I went where no Blue guy had ever gone before, 
went to college, 
found a job, 
even got married in the process. 

But I could run all I wanted, 
dodge a tackle,
ice the kicker, 
dodge some more
and move the goal posts too. 
The truth of the matter was 
I'd been sidelined. 

Who would've thought 
that this young lady, now a beautiful woman,
would be the one to ease the pain 
30 years down the line
and call it a game? 

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38 comments:

  1. I do hope I am reading this correctly. Hooray for the easing of pain. And for beautiful women.

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  2. So not sidelined at all but put to rest like a fine wine for a special occasion.

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  3. I think this sounds good for you, Blue? I hope it does with someone to help ease the pain and spend life together!

    betty

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  4. A new person in your life? That is wonderful. Have a great week, Blue.

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    1. Left me when I was 20. Said hi when I was 51. Miracles do happen. Pinch me.

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  5. Leaving us on tenterhooks again Blue

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  6. How wonderful! You never know what treasures await us down the track.

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  7. Are you two official?
    We have a saying that the biggest loves die young, but your obviously hasn't! Does she find you more hot now or when you were twenty?

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    1. She's relieved I don't resemble a bowling ball like some of our peers. Does that count as hot? I'm old, Dezzzmeister. How did that happen?

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    2. Well, shit happens and getting old must be the shittiest of them all. If it comforts you, maybe you will become a silver fox daddy with years? Ladies do love silver foxes indeed. And you have always been a sweettalker smoothwalker so that works for you as well, bet they fall like flies.
      Shall I start planning what you will wear on your next wedding?
      Oh sing me a happy song on your ramanastrum and I shall join you on my balalaika.

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    3. Dear Lord, Dezzzzzmeister. I can always count on you to make me piss my pants. Do you do requests? What else do you do?

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    4. You peepee in your undies when you're excited? Did not know you're into water sports... will have to find you plastic suit for the wedding!
      Oh, sing me a wild song on your sithar and I shall join you on my mandolin!

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    5. #We continued to talk, and before you knew it
      We were at my house and it was time to do it
      As soon as I finished, I lost my poise
      Ran outside and told all my boys
      I said "Listen up fellas, come over here, bust it"
      They said "Did you get it?" I said "Yeah," they said "How was it?"
      The poontang was dope and you know that I rocked her
      But three days later, go see the doctor#

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    6. Bet the doctor was not thrilled with what he saw! But I would still like to be a fly on his wall.
      Oh, blow me a lewd tune on your trumpet and I shall join you on my little flute....

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  8. You never who will cross your path again. I always say, never burn a bridge. I'm happy for you, Blue! You deserve to be happy. :)

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    1. So kind of you to say that, Jax. Though I'm still a darker shade of blue, her return does make me smile more than I'm supposed to, being me. Hope you're doing fine.

      Blue

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  9. Awe, that's lovely, Blue ♥ I hope you find all the happiness you deserve with your newfound (or should I say oldfound?) love.

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    1. So kind of you to say that, Theresa. I'm not sure we should use old and love in the same sentence, though :))

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  10. That's so wonderful that you've both been given a second chance. A million congrats to you!

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  11. Whaaaat?? Aww I'm so happy that you're smiling again, Blue!! Cheering you on from Houston for your new found sunshine!! :)

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    1. Yes, what were the odds, right? Houston, we don't have a problem.

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    1. Thanks, Mary. Can you believe it's almost 2022? I remember thinking as a kid, "What will the future be like?" Well,...

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  13. That's so cool that you've reunited with someone from your past. I wish you all the best!

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  14. Right person at the wrong time back then. Now it's the right person at the right time. You just had to wait ever so long

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    1. It was the most unexpected thing ever. Thanks for stopping by.

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