Within The Confines Of The Rules Of The Game

as children again
we can keep playing our favorite games
we run and chase and jump
and hide
the whole day under the sun
away from mama & papa
but there is one rule
we should not break
no climbing over the fence
no trespassing over
a neighbor's backyard

when we have grown old
the same rule applies
no crossing fences
no trespassing over others'
privacies
keep on playing
within the confines of the rules
of the game.

by RIC BASTASA

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A beautiful synopsis of what life might have been like 100 years ago, before computers and modern technologies that steal the life and joy of being a barefoot boy!