FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS
ohhh what a night from the sounds of it
and cuzzie was texting me like…
those Bobcats kicked off the first game of the season
D’Vante #51 our big Senior this year;
his best “boiis”
Dashon, Deion, Justan, Hunter,
(the list goes on)
“BLACK n GOLD”
suited up, led by their beloved coach
and now the team pumped up
ready to take on their RIVAL
the Pulaski Cougars!
this is the biggest game in the community;
10,000 expected to fill the bleachers there,
the game for the “bragging rights” and to
claim the New River Bridge
the bridge that must be crossed to play the other;
the very Bridge they claimed the trophy to last year.
This year many are
Seniors together; they are hoping, they are
with the focus, the pride, the “desire”
for this win!
“BLACK N GOLD” all day baby!
Godson D’Vante on the left
Justan on the right
“they were ready”
The crowds filled the bleachers,
the night was alive,
emotions were high
the energy felt through the wireless connection!
with seconds to go,
and only 1 point separating the game
I get a text saying
“ohhh lawd fight NOW”
there’s 9 seconds LEFT…
Notice the initials on Godson’s cheek?
Maybe he does respect and love the godmother after all!
“WHO IS FIGHTING? IS D’VANTE IN THE FIGHT?
the next text I get is:
Oh yea baby,
WE OWN THE DAMN BRIDGE
BOBCATS ALLL DAY BABY!
You own the Bridge
2 years in a row,
I am hoarse from hollering for the team,
I am sore from taking the hits from the Cougars,
today need to rest, drink lots of water
cos’ I am sure the cramps that came during that game
to Deion, Dashon and others
will be have been hard during the night!
Cuz and Kamryn were headed to the locker room
to meet those boys and D’Vante
to hug them and tell them
hey put in some hard work last night!
I was dizzy from it all,
sure would have liked to have been there
to have caught some “wicked cool photos”
in real time!
A little while later my phone rang
was my Godson on the other end
his voice was
“amped up and jacked up”.
He had decided to call his Godmother
to tell me of his night
to share it first hand!
It filled my heart to hear it, through his eyes and heart.
you “took the bridge”!
I hope you are taking care of that ankle Dashon, the Bobcats need you; hydrate Deion, Justan, Hunter, and the rest…
Great start to your season
pride, patience, and Prowl of the Bobcat!
Friday Night Lights in small town Virginia
where after the game, after screaming until hoarse,
I get a voicemail from COB/Mom/Granny Dot to those boys
she ran into old friends who sat on the Cougar side of the bleachers.
She was amazed when seeing them, and filled with joy at the reunion of “boys” who went to school with her brothers back in the day at
Dublin High School! Many who are mentioned
in Healing Heartaches; that used to gather round
Granny’s table as teens, playing
football and enjoying meals with the family!
The circle just continues
they were sitting on the wrong side of the field
Hope your Friday was marvelous
you are safe:
To those along the EAST COAST
our prayers and thoughts are with you as we watch
the storm that is having her way with Carolina
we hope that you will move from harms way.
Do it NOW,
secure your homes, and move dear ones
get out of the path of harm.
As we listened that
NYC will evacuate and close its modes of transportation for the first time ever,
I cannot imagine what that might “look/feel” like there.
I can’t imagine what the effects of that might be
with those who might be up to “no good”
I pray safety to all in that path,
to those who are responding to the call
of first response
I thank you on behalf of those
who will not, nor cannot
just plain out forget to.
the fire is burning and the sage is lit.
To all who enter here and those who forget or don’t know to,
we are holding you UP.
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