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01-Jun-2019 Carol J Phipps

Cat's in the Cradle

My child arrived just the other day
He came to the world in the usual way
But there were planes to catch, and bills to pay
He learned to walk while I was away
And he was talking 'fore I knew it, and as he grew
He'd say "I'm gonna be like you, dad"
"You know I'm gonna be like you"

And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon
Little boy blue and the man in the moon
"When you coming home, dad?" "I don't know when"
But we'll get together then
You know we'll have a good time then

My son turned ten just the other day
He said, thanks for the ball, dad, come on let's play
Can you teach me to throw, I said-a, not today
I got a lot to do, he said, that's okay
And he, he walked away, but his smile never dimmed
It said, I'm gonna be like him, yeah
You know I'm gonna be like him ….

—Johnny Cash

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LynnH16-Nov-2021 17:49
Delightful! Makes me smile. V
Julie Oldfield16-Nov-2021 00:10
So much happiness. V
Liz Bickel15-Nov-2021 05:43
Such a happy shot of childhood. However, the song brings a new reality to the scene.
Gill Kopy15-Nov-2021 04:35
Such a sad song - but a great shot - a child's resilience V
laine14-Nov-2021 22:43
What a lovely match to the words...a happy image. V
Apostolos Tikopoulos14-Nov-2021 21:05
So beautiful and creative work. V
larose forest photos14-Nov-2021 20:34
Wonderful shot, perfect in mono because it captures a sense of nostalgia which is reflected in the words in the Johnny Cash song. V
joseantonio14-Nov-2021 14:24
nice capture of that expression.V
Neil Marcus14-Nov-2021 14:17
A great catch! "V"
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