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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 Fulfilling his destiny... (Yes that's my boy out there Yes he IS a good player isn't he?) So there you were - An all-star you were, oh yes, a star a shining, glittering star but: Stars are born to flame out, die We are all born to die it is said Seems only the best of us die young and far too soon, too soon You died too soon...

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014

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Date: 9/26/2017 9:08:00 AM
So well written. Your love and pride shine through the grief. Blessings, Kathy
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Date: 3/2/2017 5:23:00 PM
Helloooo Tyrone!! ;) What a marvelous memorial you have penned! So painfully well done Big Hugggs my friend. Delia
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Date: 3/2/2017 4:55:00 AM
This is so proud and so sad. i am sending you many healing wishes, Kai
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Date: 3/1/2017 3:55:00 PM
Ah Tim, so well done. I wonder about the tendency to "flame out"...
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Date: 3/1/2017 3:12:00 PM
Very sad poem, but still congratulations on your win.
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Date: 3/1/2017 1:36:00 PM
Sad and poignant, congrats on your win
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Date: 3/1/2017 6:41:00 AM
So sad, Tim! My heart sinks... Congrats on your win!
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Date: 3/1/2017 5:29:00 AM
Stirringly sad and beautiful at the same time. Very well done. I didn't expect to find cause to wipe away tears while judging these but reading your poem was well worth it. Congrats
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Tim Ryerson
Date: 3/1/2017 3:23:00 PM
Thanks for the placement Philip! It's a true honor - Tim
Date: 3/1/2017 5:23:00 AM
A sad nostalgic tale Tim, well done. Congrats.
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Date: 5/25/2015 7:20:00 PM
Sweetly nostalgic yet so sad. Great write, Tim! Congrats on a well deserved win! Love, Kim
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Date: 5/25/2015 5:38:00 PM
A WONDERFUL WRITE, BUT TRULY SAD.... TIM, Congratulations on your win. LOVE LINDA
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Date: 5/25/2015 11:18:00 AM
Tim this one got to me again...glad I got to reread it....congrats
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Date: 5/25/2015 1:13:00 AM
Tim:) Congratulations, Love SKAT
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Date: 5/24/2015 8:13:00 PM
Wonderful writing cher! I'm sure many who have lost their sons have similiar wonderful memories and can really identify with this verse. If only they could stay children longer? Congrad's Light & Love
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Date: 3/9/2015 4:19:00 PM
Tim, Congratulations, on your win. Stop by my latest blog "BEGINNINGS" if you'd like. Hope you are having a Wonderful Day, thank you for supporting my contest -Always & Forever- LINDA
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Date: 1/3/2015 6:14:00 PM
It feels commemorative, very nice.
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Date: 12/29/2014 3:44:00 PM
thanks again for telling me about this in soupmail. bless his soul.
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Date: 12/29/2014 10:25:00 AM
Very heartfelt but so beautiful my friend...We need to remember the good times and don't let them slip us by....Tim
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Date: 12/29/2014 12:22:00 AM
I've gotta fave this one.
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Date: 12/29/2014 12:21:00 AM
oh MY, did he die young, tim?? This is SO good. I love when you write like this. maybe this is fiction? Anyway, you should enter it in PDs "in the moment" contest. It surely fits there I think!! (did you get inspired by that theme of hers?)
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Date: 12/28/2014 9:18:00 PM
What a wonderful story and so sad, I'm sorry. Almost all my sons and grandchildren have played or playing baseball and softball, so I surely know that wonderful feeling of your love one outshining. Happy New Year with many blessings
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