Benjamin’s Ball   by Tim Seston

Benjamin’s playing in the yard with his brother
Kicking a ball at a tree
At first it comes back in the way they expected
The next more erroneously

So Ben looks at Luke and they laugh and they giggle
Surprised by the way the ball goes
And with this experience Benjamin learns
To watch out and stay on his toes

Benjamin’s ball roles away down the driveway
And lands near the side of his house
It stops near a hole that was not there last week
Made maybe by mole or a mouse

So Ben looks at Luke and they laugh and they giggle
Surprised by the new hole they find
And with this experience Benjamin learns
To watch out and keep a sharp mind.

All of a sudden a chipmunk appears
But finds two boys here at his hole
He darts to the left and he runs away quickly
For this is the small chipmunk’s role

And Ben looks at Luke and they laugh and they giggle
Surprised as the chipmunk ran past
And with this experience Benjamin learns
To watch out for things happen fast

Benjamin picks up his ball and he throws it
To Luke and they play more outside
They laugh and they giggle and Benjamin knows
That life is one marvelous ride
Benjamin's Ball
Playing Together

Keep an eye out for the random things that
occur during the day.  

By following some tangent for a while I
experience something fun, interesting and
sometimes even relevant to what I am
doing.  I don't usually worry about getting
back on track at every moment because
overall life's responsibilities tend to lead me
where I had planned to go.