SOMEONE SAID THERE’S A BASEBALL SPIRIT

Somebody said there’s a baseball spirit who sets the table who spruces the whole place up and puts the bats there the balls the mitts the uniforms chalks the lines just right gets the umps focused and keen who opens the gates and says: “Come on in...

DAD

Dad took me to baseball games slapped my knee when something good happened played catch with me after sometimes at night under the moon On those rare occasions when he was not working he talked to me about baseball players some he really admired Had all sorts of very...

A BASEBALL POEM ABOUT A KID

Could be a girl you know In fact may just be. Could be anyone’s kid you know probably is. Gotta watch as the kid takes swings stands ready to hit that pitch to maybe you know well make you stand up and shout wildly like a crazed person. But, when did being a...

ANTICIPATION

So you stand near the track and look out rooting for that horse “Come on baby!” Or you stand in front of the large window as the plane lands and then the passengers come through the walk way there she is! There! Or you know it’s the holidays and...

SKY

When he stepped into the batter’s box When she stood tall on the mound When he swung When she pitched When each played Sky’s the limit shimmering like a diamond Their lives showing us their skills their dignity their ability their determination Teaching us...

Happy Birthday

It’s your birthday and I wanted to get you something for all you have done for me (and a few others) But you act like you don’t know me You whispered in my ear for years And when I was younger you were speaking to me even sometimes as I lay in bed and fell...