On Being Someone’s Person

by arianne

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There was this one time
they were playing
and they didn’t fight.

The end.

But seriously – I’ve never seen closer best buddies.
Third little brother is a part of this trio,
this band.

They aren’t always natural at play…
sometimes they struggle.
And play just looks like wrastlin’
until it looks like fightin’
and usually there’s bleedin’

And I wonder WHEN I will go a minute or five
without another punch landing
on another stomach.

Another foot
landing in another face.

Their passion is their currency
they wheel and deal.
Exchanging both extremes of love and fury
And sob with missings when apart for more than a few hours.

Their play is being a brother’s person.

That, would-move-a-body-for-you, person.

Let it never. Ever. Not be.


Have you seen the #GoGoDayOfPlay hashtag floating around this week? It’s a really sweet cause, and you can do something super easy and help a bunch of kids. Story Bleed (you know, the epic magazine I work for?) is partnering with GoGo squeeZ to do something super cool.  Here’s the deets:

#GoGoDayOfPlay Challenge:

In celebration of World Wide Day of Play, GoGo squeeZ is asking our community to join the GoGo Gang by uploading a photo of your kids at play. When the GoGo Gang has 100,000 photos, GoGo squeeZ will team up with Action for Healthy Kids to renovate a play space in an under-served community. Yay!

Story Bleed invites you to support this effort and join their carnival via one or more of the following:


Choose one or more to join the Story Bleed carnival linky:
  • share a link to your nostalgic story of play and photo posted on your blog
    (be sure to link back to our #GoGoDayOfPlay writing challenge/ blog carnival!)
  • share a link to a photo posted on Instagram or your favorite photo app (TwitPic, yfrog, Mobypicture, etc)  and shared on twitter with the hashtag #GoGoDayOfPlay
    (the actual link you share will be to the specific tweet)

Like GoGo squeeZ on Facebook
Join the GoGo Gang and share your story of play through photos!

Follow GoGo squeeZ on twitter @GoGosqueeZ

GoGo squeeZ - Join the GoGo Gang!

After you join the GoGo Gang, share your link to your post and/or #GoGoDayOfPlay photo at the Story Bleed linky!


This post was sponsored by Story Bleed as a part of the GoGo squeeZ campaign, but brother tales and passion for the cause are all mine.

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