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Marbles and Dominoes


Shooting marbles on the ground, two boys found, enjoying school recess,

One is sad, feels so bad, with his friend shares his feelings, to confess.

My mommy is upset, can't find a job yet, since my daddy left us all alone,

He misses his shot, his lost marble, liked a lot, the last, now all are gone.



On the way to the door, his pal tells more, a job open at his father's store,

Then a time, a feeling so sublime, now returns to this child, as once before.

Later that day, to his mother, shows the way, passes the good news along,

His mom inquires, then all sadness expires, they now may keep their home.


The mother's proposition, inspired a position, she soon moved up the line,

The owner of the store was impressed much more, it worked out just fine.

Then a new life begins, all became best friends, as did their mom and dad,

Not too long, until a church wedding's song, a new brother each one had.


The loss of his mom in the past, now replaced at last, by his own best friend's,

Then all was well, as in their faces, one could tell, the marble game never ends.

Both young men grew up strong and did send, their messages of hope to all,

One a devoted doctor, his life, overcoming all strife, the other, a pastor, to call.


As the dominoes fall, so welt progressing by all, each in their own time,

One provides for another, every sister and a brother, all in finest rhyme.

Marbles in the dirt, message on a shirt, acts of kindness, ours to caress,

We all may never know, just how much love we show, others to impress.



whonunuwho (author) from United States on November 14, 2016:

Thank you my friend and many blessings to you and family. whonu

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on November 14, 2016:

I love this story, whonu. For every dark cloud, there's a silver lining. Very beautiful.

whonunuwho (author) from United States on November 03, 2016:

Thank you teaches and glad you enjoyed this. Blessings on this fine evening. whonu

teaches12345 on November 03, 2016:

I enjoyed your poem and the visual beauty of marbles and dominoes in life. Everything has a purpose and leads to next steps.

whonunuwho (author) from United States on November 02, 2016:

Yes, these were the best for me. Blessings. whonu

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on November 02, 2016:

A most delightful poem with great memories of childhood and best friends.

whonunuwho (author) from United States on October 29, 2016:

Shooting marbles was an innocent game and past time that so many kids have enjoyed over the years. Ah, the age of innocence...don't we wish it was still with us all. I remember I was popular for a few days when my dad gave me some steel ball bearings. All my buddies talked me out of them and before long I had none left. Fun while it lasted. I guess we learned a few of life's lessons in the marble games. Blessings. whonu

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on October 29, 2016:

Awesome story in poetic form. This was really rhythmic I like that style. As for marbles - at my young one's school they are not allowed. But as for my home we have plenty of Cat's eyes and Steelies even some stone ones a Clearies. I am reigning champ but that shall soon change.

whonunuwho (author) from United States on October 28, 2016:

My attempt at Narrative Poetry was a complete fiction. As a former teacher and a little guy who shot marbles with friends, I've learned a lot about human nature over the years. Thanks for reading. whonu

whonunuwho (author) from United States on October 28, 2016:

Thank you Pashmina12345, Blessings to you and yours.whonu

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