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Photo credit: The Vancouver Sun

BALL – THE CIRCLE OF LIFE

I remember the old man in the park,

Watching our football games back in the day.

His lace-curtained eyes would fashion a spark

Whenever our ball deflected his way.

But sadness would soon return to those eyes;

Remembering what he could no longer be.

So he’d gently tap it back to us boys.

And now the old man in the park is me.

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