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The Whole Point Of The Game

Looking back years ago is the street logic: screw or be screwed. That's the whole point of the game. That's the reality.

Screw or be screwed. That’s the whole point of the game. That’s the reality.

 

The Whole Point Of The Game

 

the headline of the article
said something about
dodgeball being dehumanizing
he ridiculed it, of course
this “friend” of mine
said we’re turning
our kids into a bunch of pussies
blah, blah, blah
and though I didn’t read it
it brought back memories
of those rainy days
in Junior High
when I last played the game…

how some poor kid
smaller or weaker
or fatter or bookish
was always singled out
while we—
like little savages out of Golding—
all pegged him at once
usually aiming for the face
a bloody nose
or broken glasses
was glorious
and celebrated with
high fives and riotous laughter

I’m sure
for the rest of the day
those kids sat in class
with swollen, bee-stung faces
and pondered the sin
of being smaller
or weaker
or fatter
or bookish

and did this toughen them up
and help them become
happy and well-adjusted adults?

I could ask
but it’s the damndest thing…
we haven’t kept in touch.

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Sebastian Campos
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Sebastian Campos

❤️❤️❤️

Jari Mae Balawa
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Jari Mae Balawa

A sad reality! We should realize by now that we should atleast teach kids nowaday to do goodthings!

Kenneth Ivan Delacruz
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Kenneth Ivan Delacruz

Wow. Just wow💕🤙

Marc Irvin Camba
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Marc Irvin Camba

I love it

John edward Fajarda
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In this generation, we somehow have this mindset in high school that either you step on people or let them step on you. It’s a sad world we live in.

Glarence Cammayo
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Glarence Cammayo

sad reality

Justinn Charles Francisco
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Justinn Charles Francisco

WHAT A WONDERFUL POEM ♥

Klein Kenneth Bartolome
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Klein Kenneth Bartolome

Teach kids how to communicate to others

Angela Constantino
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Angela Constantino

Loved it

Charles Darwin Lado
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Charles Darwin Lado

4th

Erjohn Gutierrez
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Sad reality.

Mhar Jhane Lampitoc
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Mhar Jhane Lampitoc

❤️💞❤️💞❤️💞

Johnthel Cuya
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Sad.

Isabelle krizia Segundo
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Isabelle krizia Segundo

😢

Christine Ann Mengorio
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such reality will definitely kill you.