Please May I?


As a child we played a game called:
“Please may I?”
The leader on the sidewalk said I could take: three giant steps, or five umbrella steps, or two baby steps, or two backward steps.
One was not allowed to begin until asking: “Please may I”
If you forgot, you had to return and begin at the starting place.
What power was given to the leader to design the choreography,
and then grant permission to proceed.
The game was a grand tribute to courtesy
and we learned to interact with respect.
The word “May” is endowed with power.
Perhaps God used it when He created us, thinking: They may obey or disobey.
I want them to choose!!!!

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Catherine Johnson
    Oct 01, 2013 @ 11:52:53

    I remember that game. Cute photo!


  2. jmpoland21van
    Oct 01, 2013 @ 11:59:28

    Hi Catherine
    I am at Honesdale PA with the poets. David Harrison is teaching Poetry for the delight of it!Wish you were here.


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