Mac Wilkey

Rookie - 3 Points (October 9,1948 / Dayton, Tennessee)

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A Whirling Wind Uplifts A Leaf

A whirling wind uplifts a leaf
Brings childish laughter midst my grief
And though my sorrow tears at me
There’s also room for Lana’s glee.

Some said, “Don’t take her to the grave”
Why force the young to be so brave
When faced with fate? She seems okay
As long as leaves and winds will play.

And then Grandmother looks our way
I see the wrinkles, grief, and gray
But see the twinkle in her eyes
As she sees Lana’s fingers rise

To catch that leaf that seems to fly
Into my daughter’s hands; I sigh
Her laughter sounds; what can I do
Then I hear...

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A Tuck With A Twist

Her ponytail swiveled; she even looked mean-
Not yet five feet tall though nearly fourteen.
Coach motioned to her; she knew what that meant
She couldn’t hold back and started to sprint.

Her hands met the mat; she flipped through the air.
Her landing was fine and perfectly square.
With all of her strength, she pushed off again
And flipped one more time-determined to win,

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