~Green Ghetto I~

WordWulf By WordWulf, 14th Mar 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/oavfgw.3/
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~Super Mario owned the room~Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles~neighborhood waifs in sleeping piles like puppies~or kittens~counting heads & wondering~who do you belong to~five of my own~I’m never alone~always room for another child or two~Daddy’s home~

~Green Ghetto I~

She’s telling her sons (my grandsons) about Papa (that’s me) popping corn and renting movies, how all the neighbor kids in our corner of the Green Ghetto Apartments would show up at our place. They were fascinated by the endless flow of popcorn the machine would belch out. Yeah, she’s telling them how we’d have a high time, one and all, eating popcorn and drinking cokes, watching movies and playing games.

Late at night the living room became a campground, couch and table tents, blanket flap doors and sagging cloth roofs. Neighbors would come looking and we’d have to sort through sleeping children, all colors, shapes and sizes. Once in awhile a child would go missing and we’d howl through the apartment complex in the wee hours of the morning with its frantic mother until we reunited mother and child. They were good days; I know they were good days because the child was always found.

~Tom (WordWulf) Sterner~
~Dapping~
~We Smell Good!~
~No Beggar Simple~

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author avatar Denise O
16th Mar 2011 (#)

Sounds like good times to me. Now my kids are grown, I so miss those days of endless kids coming through our home. Nice read. Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar WordWulf
17th Mar 2011 (#)

I still the clamor of children in my mind.

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author avatar debdebbdebby
16th Mar 2011 (#)

those we're the days my friend!!
you should be so proud of your daughters memories being traditionalized by grand sons ---
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author avatar WordWulf
17th Mar 2011 (#)

I am proud and glad to have them in my life.

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