Drops of Color/ What’s Next
Drops of Color
What, what about Rascals?
Oh, the Little Rascals:
Spanky, Buckwheat, Alfalfa, Darla,
The ‘He man Women-Haters Club.’
Memories…how a gang of kids
brought ‘out’ life’s moments.
Spanky…Leader, coordinator: he was trusted.
Buckwheat…always welcomed. Although
inflicted with a slight speech impediment,
he was able to get his
Alfalfa…dashing romantic. He sang (off-key)
but, he was destined for
Broadway as long as…
Darla…the ‘girl’ outside the club,
never ceased to be a part.
She had her own talent and
she filled Alfalfa with inspiration.
Froggy…well, if you recall his voice,
there’s no further explanation.
Butch…why, well…there’s always a
Bully. Butch unsettled the group,
came between the boy and his
favorite girl. YET, he caused the
gang to recognize how they
—one to another.
the pup with a circle
naturally woven around one
of his eyes.
The all seeing ‘eye’ that
stayed ‘in’ the gang.
Wagging his tail, pulling
at pant legs, hoisting ‘goodies’
Maybe, this is not a poem
—a bit too Rascally.
a glance back
beside a sketch of characters
some GOOD ole’ days.
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