Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Three Word Wednesday- Doc & Take me out to the ball game

Seductive, adjective, tempting and attractive; enticing.
Tilt, verb: move or cause to move into a sloping position, change or cause to change in favor of one person or thing as opposed to another, engage in a contest with; noun: a sloping position or movement, an inclination or bias.
Urgent, adjective: (of a state or situation) requiring immediate action or attention, (of action or an event) done or arranged in response to a pressing or critical situation, (of a person or their manner) earnest and persistent in response to a pressing situation.

The seductive way
You tilted your head
The urgent noise you'd make
And then the words came
"Doc's a good boy. "
So we knew that
You'd been truly bad
©Sheilagh Lee May 3, 2017

My Grandmother and Doc

My Mom and Doc

NB:Doc was an intelligent crow my mom and dad rescued. They rescued three eggs when the cat killed the mother. Two eggs hatched but only one survived. Doc imprinted on my mother and grandmother; but he was always my mother's bird and called her Maw or mom. Doc had a huge vocabulary for a bird unfortunately he also picked up a few swear words from his misdeeds of taking things from neighbours that were shiny. My mom was always returning pins, rings etc. Luckily he didn't do that too far from home so they could be returned. Doc would always say he was a good boy when he was scolded or when he knew he' done something wrong. Doc lived 27 years until a skunk sprayed him and it killed him.


Take me out to the ball game
Take me out to the ball game
where the stadium's
one hundred and forty years old
The seductive lure of cork
Hitting home runs
And men tilting at the bases
Urgent running to beat the ball
As many a game was won.
©Sheilagh Lee May 3, 2017

Happy Birthday Labatt's Memorial Park!!


  1. Wonderful tale. Marvelous poem. (loved the pictures too)

  2. What a great pair of poems Sheilagh although Doc sounds like a bird I would have loved myself. 27 was a good life for him as he may not have got there without being so safe with your Mom.

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    1. he was a magical bird to a kid. I was only six when he died.

  4. Funny, the seductive lure of cork has a different meaning in my house!