Below is the poem entitled Baseball Card which was written by poet
Ryerson. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.
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And there you were -
blue cap and jersey, white pants
bat held high above the shoulder
cocked and ready to swat one out
in that perfect stance of yours...
Shoulder turned, name half visible
(Proud you were to wear that name
Proud was I you wore that name)
Yes there you were -
smiling that smile of yours...
Cocky, confident, ready-or-not smile
The kind of smile of someone who
was exactly where he belonged
exactly where he wanted to be
in that very place, that very moment
doing what he was born to do
Fullfilling his destiny...
(Yes that's my boy out there
Yes he is quite a player isn't he?)
So there you were -
An all-star you were, oh yes, a star
a shining, glittering star and
stars are born to die, flame out
We are all born to die it is said
Seems only the best of us die young
and far, far too soon, too soon...