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One Man One Cap and a Baseball Bat

He was known as Joltin John With his baseball bat and his cap upon He played the game with vigour and speed Many a supporter said he was all that they need Was born Guiseppe Paolo DiMaggio number eight child Lived in America for his eighty four years 'til he died Played as centre fielder during all his career With the New York Yankees, who he held dear Described by some as an uncaring brute Responsible for Marilyn Monroe sliding into disrepute With sedatives and such by dominating her so much Controlling her career to stop her kissing men and such He craved the limelight just for himself Yet disliked Marilyn doing the same herself Yet on the field he was no freak Known for his 56 game hitting streak Was MVP winner three times with determination An all star in each of his thirteen seasons You will find him in the baseball hall of fame Look closely you will see his name Was voted as sports living legend of all time Was the baseball centennial year of nineteen sixty nine His first wife was Dorothy Arnold an extra on the film in which his minor role endured her to him Married for just five years a son was born Carries the name of Joseph John In later years after the Arthur a Miller charade DiMaggio rescued her from the tormented life she had Would sit and read poetry on their latter years Finding a Contentment that slated all fears So this man had his bad points and good Needed to reach his soul to be understood Deep down inside he loved Marilyn for sure This we will never find out, cos he is no more He stands alone high in his baseball we surely know that As a father and husband on his nose he fell flat . Remember when we see these idols it's all outer skin We will never ever know what they are thinking within. penned 20/4/2015

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Date: 5/25/2015 7:11:00 PM
Great write, Seren! Congrats on your win! Love, Kim
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Seren Roberts
Date: 6/3/2015 5:39:00 PM
Thanks Kim, i appreciate your comment.....Seren
Date: 5/25/2015 5:37:00 PM
SEREN, Congratulations on your win. LOVE LINDA
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Date: 5/25/2015 11:00:00 AM
Congrats Seren...I will be sure to check out all his accolades at the HOF when I go there in a few weeks.
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Tim Smith
Date: 6/3/2015 8:10:00 PM
We leave next Thursday
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Seren Roberts
Date: 6/3/2015 5:40:00 PM
Hope you find it as i mentioned.....Seren
Date: 5/25/2015 10:47:00 AM
many congrats on your win Seren:-) Hugs jan xx
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Seren Roberts
Date: 6/3/2015 5:40:00 PM
Thx Jan......Seren
Date: 5/25/2015 1:12:00 AM
Seren:) Congratulations, Love SKAT
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Seren Roberts
Date: 6/3/2015 5:42:00 PM
Many thx Skat ....Seren
Date: 5/24/2015 8:05:00 PM
Thank you for remembering Joltin' Joe! Congrad's Light & Love
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Date: 5/20/2015 1:45:00 PM
wonderful poem seren as usual :) And Good luck my dear :D
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Date: 5/20/2015 5:17:00 AM
great write for the contest - good luck Seren:-) Hugs Jan xx 7 xx
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Seren Roberts
Date: 5/20/2015 5:21:00 AM
Thanks Jan I actually wrote a longer version as a surprise for someone, who gave me permission to take out the lines I needed...so thank you Tia's Dad......Seren