Thursday, June 21, 2007

Shoot For The Stars

It’s been awhile
since I shot my potato gun
at the stars

never hit any

but the thunderous fire
that bid farewell
to the missile of its birth

was close enough.


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15 comments:

Masago said...

...the joys of childhood.

Katie McKenna said...

this makes me smile... at least we try ...

Don Iannone said...

Very nice, and a great poem, Pat.

floots said...

i figure you hit one with this pat
cheers

polona said...

i wonder if the stars noticed...
great stuff!

Celestine Wee said...

nice

Rethabile said...

Potato gun? Rings a bell. Where I grew up in Lesotho we may have made these, I think, but called them something else.

It's a vivid image of childhood that I'll be happy to listen to tomorrow when I get to a post stone-age computer.

fotoface said...

so no chips
the feeling of power
the potato and pen now and then.

sage said...

I'n never seen a potato gun until a friend built one. He demostrated to me one day at dinner, firing it out of his dining room window. Did I saw he was from Mississippi, but he's still a good friend!

trinitystar said...

the words are gunning for you.
hit and miss I guess.
Great childhood thoughts.

Pat Paulk said...

Childhood?? Only been a couple of years. Think I'll break it out this weekend and see if I can put another crater on the moon.

Katie, without trying we definitely won't...

Thanks Don!!

Floots,I at least blacked the eye of one or two.

Polona, I hope so.

Celestine Wee, thank you!!

Rethabile, it's probably a good thing I didn't have one as a child, or I should say as a much younger child.

Fotoface, yes, the power of potato and pen!!

Sage, watched a guy shoot a carp with one onenight. I think he was from MS.

Trinitystar, better words than folks.

Janice Thomson said...

This is good Pat! Love the childhood thoughts. Have to confess I never have seen a potato gun but the idea has me grinning :)

gautami tripathy said...

POtato gun is something new for me too..

Carol said...

I can only say, "Alright!"

Rax said...

bulls eye with this one :) wonderful