“But I Was a Boy Too” – Dar Williams

Visions of creek wading, fish-hook baiting, horseback riding, girl kissing, tree climbing, “bear-hunting”, football playing, tom-boy days flood my memory.

On my horse, in my cowboy hat, age six, watching my shadow on the ground, I WAS Dudley Do-Right, the hero, not the damsel in distress, Nell, who always seemed to be tied to a set of railroad tracks.


Amber sun
bouncing off freshly bailed hay
in the last precious moments
of daylight,
as the crickets sang,
and fireflies awaited
their glorious entrance.

Remember?

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One thought on ““But I Was a Boy Too” – Dar Williams

  1. Leela, thank you for this. My little great niece, Malia, is sure she is a boy, wants to be a boy, needs to be a boy right now in her life. We are all supporting her in that desire, and this song made me smile for her. Bless you. love, alison xo

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