Innocent Toxicity

Innocent Toxicity

By Terry Foote.

What happened to the little boy
Who smiled so much

Class clown
Never a frown

Baseball cards in bicycle spokes
Created a sound like the big folks

A change in the weather
Meant playing a different sport together

Clueless to familial influences
That would be put into place

A life long battle
That I would have to face

Creating dismay
In my own special way


TERRY FOOTE became fascinated with poetry when his father recited a poem to him by Eugene Fields, Little Boy Blue. Terry’s poetry has been published in Long Story Short and other ezines and print journals. Terry is a nurse, Certified Specialist of Wine and is spiritually renewed by nature.

Photo credit: Chasing the Delights and Dreams of Childhood by carriecha via Flickr CC.

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