edward serof

Rookie (August 7,1959 / Battlecreek, MI)

I Played Since Little - Poem by edward serof

I played since little till I grew tall,
Knew more then how than know now that's all.
Saw simple swing from grabby tree,
Heard best things most when could not see-

Jumped far, rode long, ran hard, sang song,
Climbed peaks, crawled caves, wished big, were knaves,
We thought-
Till twilight played, in dreams we fought-

Skint knees, rough feet, peeled nose, great sweat,
Dark thirty, quick bath, good sleep, moon hath-

Canned bliss now fraught with bills for naught
But everything my money's bought.

Boy joy profound, just miss the sound
Of what I thought I'd sought, I found-


by eserof


Comments about I Played Since Little by edward serof

There is no comment submitted by members..



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?



Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 1, 2005

Poem Edited: Saturday, June 5, 2010


Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  10. Television
    Roald Dahl
[Report Error]