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Friday, July 25, 2008

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A man and a little boy. They leave the house. Walking down the sidewalk. It's unknown how they're related. But, they must be somehow.

The little boy is looking at the ground dragging a stick. His toy. The man is carrying his acoustic guitar. His toy, too, perhaps.

They hit the sidewalk. The man begins playing "Smoke on the Water." It's so clear. Like a low toned bell ringing throughout the neighborhood. I wonder if anyone else recognizes the tune.

They cross the street. He switches to "Rocky Mountain Way." A fine walking and playing the guitar song.

They turn the corner. The little boy is smiling and practically skipping now. A little more than a block to go.

The man starts playing "You Can't Always Get What You Want." I know that song. They reach their destination and go inside.

In a short time they come out. The boy is riding his new used bicycle. And the man, dragging the stick, only briefly glances back at the pawn shop before he races to catch up with the boy.

Posted by Marie at July 25, 2008 8:07 PM


that guys dumb.he should have raised cash by playing the guitar.

Posted by: t-rexx at July 25, 2008 8:20 PM

sounds like everyone was happy - perhaps the man went home and picked up his other guitar...;~))

Posted by: jenett at July 25, 2008 9:27 PM

I like that. Thanks, Joe.

Posted by: Marie Carnes Author Profile Page at July 25, 2008 9:45 PM

Awesome, Marie.

Posted by: Johann at July 26, 2008 10:00 AM

Thank you, Johann.

Posted by: Marie Carnes Author Profile Page at July 26, 2008 5:10 PM