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Baseball Card

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Baseball Card

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...

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  1. Date: 4/5/2013 3:50:00 AM
    *tear* Congratulations Trent!!

  1. Date: 3/15/2013 8:44:00 AM
    You are so good at phrasing your thoughts in a way that tugs at our heartstrings. Sheesh, you can write just as well when you're breaking our hearts as you do when you make us laugh!

  1. Date: 3/12/2013 11:18:00 PM
    Tim, this is so sad. I wish to know more of this young man!! And I see it won a contest. It really deserved it whatever that contest was.

  1. Date: 3/9/2013 10:26:00 PM
    WOW! DESERVED WIN!!!

  1. Date: 3/7/2013 6:39:00 PM
    great write and win Tim...congrats

  1. Date: 3/7/2013 4:03:00 PM
    Excellent, Tim. Congrats. Nice going. Ralph

  1. Date: 3/7/2013 8:48:00 AM
    Having two sons who collected and cherished baseball cards (still do)...this could have been written by them...certain special players were honored and prized.... a young boy's idol...a fine poem dedicated to them. :)

  1. Date: 3/6/2013 9:46:00 PM
    Dear Tim congrats for this awesome win.

  1. Date: 3/6/2013 9:37:00 PM
    HELLO TIM,, ;-) congratulations with your awesome win, in my contest. always~ LINDA

  1. Date: 3/6/2013 9:09:00 AM
    this poem breaks my heart. i hope it's fiction. in any case, it's beautifully expressed...