• Family

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    baseball was me and fathers glue...but he loved me more than anything.



    the phone call has come
    like a bill in the mail
    like a snail, news, will eventually reach a destination

    i knew it would

    can you come home

    a father, my father
    has grown tired of his bright eyes
    and he wants to say good-bye
    i remember the days when you watched for me on the stoop
    when those boys would chase me home

    how when thurman munson died
    you stayed up with me as i cried
    at home
    every game i won or lost you were always there
    when i came home
    and i always saw you hiding among the trees 
    at the ballpark
    when i failed and fell
    you never yelled 
    and still allowed me to come home
    you always sent me back out into the street
    back onto the diamond
    because you had to
    for all of this never hated you
    so now i return to this place 
    with the facts on my face
    home is where my heart is
    the place where my father lived

    i will see him when i round the bases
    and come


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    Kingwebstar commented on home


    Great job wish I knew my pop's somethings in life was just meant to be .I didn't let it hold me back though cause life goes on with or with out him. I'm glad you are continuing your dad's legacy. Love Da KinG



    thank you very much, king !!

    slimgoodwoody commented on home


    WOW! What a touching tribute to your father and the security a loving parent provides. Excellent write.



    Thank you, he was/is an amazing man.

    Poetry is either something that lives like fire inside you or else it is nothing, an empty formalized bore around which pedants can endlessly drone their notes and explanations.

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