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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Friday Nonsense

My local writers group met this week.  I hadn't written anything to share but the group leader send out a couple writing prompts and this one - "The blue hat in the closet" - gave me a nonsense attack.  Since it's Friday, I think I'll share my bit of nonsense with you.

The Blue Hat in My Closet

The blue hat in my closet
Has a red B on the front.
My dad wears one just like it,
As does my younger son.

We’re part of the Red Sox Nation,
The Fenway Faithful crowd.
We’re scattered ’cross the fifty states,
Our voices strong and proud.

Our long dry spell was legend.
Ev’rybody blamed the curse.
Eighty six years we came up short,
To the Yanks – which made it worse.

In twenty-oh-four it happened
For which we still give thanks.
The biggest choke in history
And it happened to the Yanks.

St Louis in the Series,
It turned into a rout.
A bounce back to the pitcher
Then to first base for the out.

I was watching it on TV,
My Dad was on the phone.
My cell pressed to my other ear
From my younger son at home.

The blue hat in my closet
Has a B above the bill.
But my older son’s a Reds fan.
I’ve cut him from my Will.

Any Sox fans out there?

I'm currently enjoying: The Fate of Katherine Carr by Thomas H. Cook

Quote of the Day: (I know it's not my usual Groaner but I've got a theme going here.) 
The golf swing is among the most stressful and unnatural acts in sports, short of cheering for the Yankees. - Brad Faxon  


Mason Canyon said...

Love your bit of nonsense. I'm not much of a baseball fan, I'm more of a football watcher. Cute quote too.

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Linda Leszczuk said...

Mason - I love to watch football but the only team I'm a bit fanatical about are my Sox. I think it's genetic.

Dru said...

I like it.

Linda Leszczuk said...

Thanks, Dru. I was afraid you might be a Yankee fan. :grin:

Dru said...

I am a Yankee fan, but I appreciate others loyalty to their team.

Linda Leszczuk said...

Dru - I have a good friend who's a dyed-in-the-wool Yankees fan. I figure if we can rise above, there must be hope for world peace.

Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

Cute poem. I admit I’m a Cubs fan even though they are still suffering from a curse:)

Linda Leszczuk said...

Jane - I think only BoSox and Cubbies fan truly understand the pain. I would love to see the Cubs win a World Series. Unless you happen to be playing against my Sox, of course.

Liz Fichera said...

This has a Dr. Seussy feel to it! LOVE it! And, if I had to pick, I gotta go with the Cubs.

Helen Ginger said...

I love your nonsense. It really made me laugh.

MengleOh67 said...

An excellent bit of nonsense :) it made me smile not only because it has a nice whimisical rhythm and tone, but because my husband is a huge Red Sox fan.

mattleszczuk said...

As I stand at the back door to my house watching the snow fall I have one thougt running though my head.
Pitchers and catchers report in 38 days.

Linda Leszczuk said...

Liz - Thanks, and thanks for stopping by. I hope the Cubs have a great year.

Linda Leszczuk said...

Helen - Thank you. I always enjoy giving someone a chuckle. Thanks for visiting.

Linda Leszczuk said...

MB - Hey, you obviously have good taste in husbands. :grin:

Linda Leszczuk said...

Matt - Amen, son. Amen.