Jim Boone

Rookie - 112 Points (March 24,1937 / McKinney, Texas)

When I - Poem by Jim Boone

Was hip and cool
I was excessive –
You dig?

There’s a thin line
Between what’s cool
And what sucks

Sometimes they are
One and the same
With a different
Point of view.

When I refused to
Learn life’s lessons
I was kept in detention
Stayed far too long
Repeated mistakes and
Washed the wrong ones
Out of my fingerful hair.

When I came full circle
There was a new beginning
Packed full of surprises
With a ticket to ride
And lots of living to share.

1997


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Poem Submitted: Monday, September 20, 2010

Poem Edited: Wednesday, September 22, 2010


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