Monday, March 24, 2008

Morning Edition - 3/24/08


Are You Ready To Hang Up That Jersey?
I don’t consider myself a player, but even at the ripe age of 38-years old, I don’t have a problem meeting folks. As BD and I sort-out our issues and I ponder whether we’re ready to take this into the ‘forever’ everyone thinks of, I hung out with my friends and hit the scene. With no intention of meeting anyone or even looking at anything; just throwing back a few brews with my boyz. The vultures smell the scent of blood – the one running from my aching heart. From the moment I checked my coat there was one Busta or another hittin’ up, smiling, winking and talkin’ mad smack. I’m grown folks people…the sight of a pretty piece of ass doesn’t quite turn my head when I’m debating whether I should consider investing the rest of my life with a man that has anchored my heart with all that I feel relevant and important. BD and I have talked throughout the day since Friday and there is no mistaking that we love each other more than anything. So as I toss around the question of whether BD can make the changes necessary to make us an infinite powerhouse, I return from a night out and the men who tried pushin’ up and know in my heart that he is my love…he is the man who makes me take off the club attire and lay naked in my bed thinking of him. I run my fingers across my body and feel his hands touching me as he always does. I curl into a fetal position and rest my hands on the heart that beats for him. While most of my friends see me as the player that can’t be bothered and would be hard-pressed to allow myself to be tethered to one man, BD is my anchor. He is the man that fills me with all that is real and true. It’s a hard decision to make and I’m looking to BD to see if he can bring us over the finish line of the dating race? Will BD hold to his word and resolve the issues that made me question our team? I don’t know, but I do know that thanks to him this player is ready to hang up his jersey. See the game is fun, but there’s something more important than the occasional win or even the MVP status that comes from feeling that you were lucky enough to pull off wins into your mature years. A winning team is a greater prize than the star player that finds himself worn by the game.

On Blast
Are you ready to hang up that jersey?

Keep passin’ the open windows…

13 comments:

D.LavarJames said...

Some days I am glad that I have sort of hung up the Jersey, but then there's apart of me that sometimes wants to get off that bench and play a little more ball. But then in the end, I know that quick satisfaction doesn't mean a thing in the long run and I would make myself unhappy to not continue on the path of my relationship.

But there is a whole lot of temptation out there, but I know in the end it's not beneficial.

That Dude Right There said...

I burned that jersey years ago.

Anonymous said...

Love your writing, always have.

thank you for sharing your growth with us all. very nice post my brother. thank you for telling the stories so many of us grow through.

May the gods of LOVE shine down in a wonderful way for you and BD.

Eric

BabyJ said...

awwwww! : ...( as I was reading this and my iPod was on shuffle, Charlene by Anthony Hamilton came on. Now I feel like crying.

GI said...

*Looks around to see who's hanging up their jersey*

(Thinks) The workers are finally coming out the fields...*standing on my porch as they walk by*(Thinks) Let me strike my pose...."Hey boys..."

LOL - Absolutely love this post! :o)

Ailed LittleKnight said...

I love this post! Nah man, I'm not ready! lol I'm still in the game makin 3-point shots, passing the game winning throws for the touch down! I'm not ready!

Joey Bahamas said...

Yeah...I'm ready. People around me don't seem to be so sure that they are though.

fuzzy said...

I tend to think my jersey is dingy and has a few holes in it! Can't i just throw it away?

Darius T. Williams said...

You know - I think sometimes hanging up a jersey is much more easier said than done...it really is.

Sean Stone said...

It's much easier said than done. And the temptation's definitely out there. You have my encouragement and support. Stay humble and grounded in love man.

Anonymous said...

all you need is love - The Beatles

bLaQ~n~MiLD said...

I've never worn Jersey's. Imma button up or sweater type a guy. In terms of me, I just want someone whom I am totally into just like they are totally into me. I've never had that and hence my relationships are short lived. Such is life...

~Damnit!

Kensilo said...

I need to dust off my jersey. But I am looking forward to be wrap up in someones else's that makes me weak in the knees.

Pray BD wrap things up and you guys are on the boat of love once again.