Bodie’s Farewell Part II: Heart Before the Course

Ophelia Bodelia listened how most people do —

In spurts. Thoughts wandered; although, words and phrases did too.

So charming, in a young child, this “hearing” in reverse.

“Hearing” turned to “thinking”? Less a blessing, more a curse.

Heart Before The Course

Bodie’s Pa urged her, “Always mean everything you say.”

She confused the order: said things first, meant them in delay.

Irony! Such a path Young Bodie would not endorse,

Who mangled the phrase, “Don’t put your heart before the course.”

~ (a work in progress by) Camp Host Chad

Previously | (To Be Continued)

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