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ROWNTREE PARK I have found green here bordered by white lines that meet then veer off into infinity, perfect symmetry, peppered by flashing yellow dandelions. These, and more, colours I have found here. I have found dreams here in the bats that sing for singles and scream for homers, in the cleats that pound a rhythm as they slap the ground with mercurial delight. Oh, the sights and sounds that I have found here. I have found the cycles of life here in the grass below and the sky above, in the safe and the out, I have found peace. I have found youth here, for here I am not an old man barely able to walk, I am forever ten as I round the bases and slide headfirst into home, the feel of dirt in my face and the smell of death in the tag.

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Date: 3/4/2017 7:32:00 PM
Thanks Phil for the taste of baseball and that thirst of a 'never dying game' that's really so much more than a game. Even though my plays on the field may well be a time of bygone days, for me and my precious memories,it is a 'past time' that never really passes. Thanks again, my friend.
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Date: 3/5/2017 9:11:00 AM
My playing days are gone too but memories holdfast. Thanks for throwing a pitch my way.
Date: 3/2/2017 5:18:00 PM
Phil! What a fantastic write! Presenting vivid memories seasoned with allegory! I love it. Congratulations! Big Hugggs deb.
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Date: 3/5/2017 9:09:00 AM
Thanks Deb, I'm glad you caught the allegory.
Date: 3/2/2017 10:54:00 AM
A HOME RUN PHIL, Congratulations!
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Date: 3/2/2017 4:54:00 AM
You are finding a lot here and showing it in your poem. Congratulations on your win, Kai
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Date: 3/1/2017 8:37:00 PM
MAGNIFICENT....Phil....you have captured the heart of the "love of the game" in this wonderfully visual picture.
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Phil Capitano
Date: 3/5/2017 9:08:00 AM
Thanks John for your kind remarks.
Date: 3/1/2017 3:47:00 PM
I laugh for the pleasure of reading such a good poem, Phil. : )
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Phil Capitano
Date: 3/1/2017 4:22:00 PM
Glad you enjoyed it Doug.
Date: 3/1/2017 3:06:00 PM
Coming back to you with congratulations!
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Phil Capitano
Date: 3/1/2017 4:21:00 PM
Thanks DW
Date: 3/1/2017 11:12:00 AM
You took me out to the ballgame Phil, congratulations on your win...
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Phil Capitano
Date: 3/1/2017 4:20:00 PM
Glad you liked it Charlie.
Date: 3/1/2017 9:14:00 AM
Great write Phil, congrats on number 1, well deserved!
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Phil Capitano
Date: 3/1/2017 4:19:00 PM
Thanks John my fondest memories are from that park.
Date: 3/1/2017 7:49:00 AM
Perhaps, in more ways than one we are all headed for home...Congrats on a great win
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Phil Capitano
Date: 3/1/2017 4:18:00 PM
There is a symmetry between life and baseball, no doubt. Thanks Joseph.
Date: 3/1/2017 6:39:00 AM
Congrats, Phil, on your youthful memory!
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Phil Capitano
Date: 3/1/2017 4:19:00 PM
Thanks Kim. :)
Date: 3/1/2017 5:25:00 AM
Your poem is indescribably beautiful and perfectly captures the essence of what baseball means to so many. Congratulations on the win. Thank you for entering
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Date: 3/1/2017 5:32:00 AM
Thanks Phillip, baseball literally saved my life numerous times; when life got rough, baseball, the love for the game, the joy found in watching or playing kept me going. It certainly is my family tradition. Peace and love out.
Date: 12/6/2016 7:47:00 AM
This is a masterful write, truly a home run!
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Date: 11/30/2016 2:49:00 PM
charmed by this amazing piece, phil.. stay forever young.. huggs
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Date: 11/30/2016 11:56:00 AM
Phil, I liked your poem, even though I am absolutely not interested in baseball. You evoke the feeling of a youthful memory, nicely done. Agnes
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Date: 11/29/2016 8:38:00 AM
Oh! this is so wonderful! I make it a fave and would give you a 10 if I could!
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Phil Capitano
Date: 11/29/2016 11:52:00 AM
thanks Darren you're too kind.
Date: 11/28/2016 6:57:00 PM
This is absolutely stunning, Phil! Congrats on the placement.
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Date: 11/28/2016 9:19:00 AM
Congratulations Phil on the placement of the contest.
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Date: 11/25/2016 4:36:00 PM
Very, very good poem, Phil. The nostalgia is so close like the sweat from running the bases. Great memories you gave w/this poem. Lovely poem, my friend. Love and joy to you.
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Date: 11/23/2016 9:55:00 AM
Wonderful poem!, I recommend you start a wordpress blog to host your poetry, I believe your poems will be very popular.
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Phil Capitano
Date: 11/23/2016 10:52:00 AM
Thanks for your encouragement Brian, I have considered it. Much love.
Date: 11/23/2016 8:13:00 AM
Love the way you can feel your writings...well done!
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Date: 11/22/2016 8:00:00 AM
Any sport we play as children is accompanying to the rest of our life! Your poem has achieved to paint so vividly the imageries of these experiences dear, Phil! A seven!
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Phil Capitano
Date: 11/22/2016 9:51:00 AM
You are too kind.
Date: 11/19/2016 7:28:00 AM
Reminiscent theme carried throughout, reminded me of Dreaming Tree by Dave Matthews when I first started reading, a home run!
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Phil Capitano
Date: 11/19/2016 7:42:00 AM
Now I'm blushing. Thanks :)
Date: 11/18/2016 4:37:00 PM
Such memories this brings back. Baseball was the port I loved when I was young. We had self-deigned diamonds on most every open lot in the neighborhood. Baseball was it. Your poem is very cool, thank you for sharing and allowing me to relive a little of my youth through your words.
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Phil Capitano
Date: 11/19/2016 7:42:00 AM
Me too. Thanks for your interest.
Date: 11/18/2016 1:10:00 PM
I have found a wonderful poem here, Phil. Brings back so many memories for me. I really love thislittle gem about baseball keeping one young at heart>)
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Phil Capitano
Date: 11/19/2016 7:41:00 AM
Thanks. :)