Walterrean Salley

Gold Star - 13,826 Points (Savannah, Ga)

Baseball Eluded Me - Poem by Walterrean Salley

Like a normal child,
Who goes happily singing,
Softball was a part
Of my upbringing.

I never did play
In a real game,
But only at practice—
Which wasn't the same.

I couldn't hit a ball—
But in my dreams.
Couldn't catch a ball.
Was passed by each team.

So I stopped trying to play,
And became a fan,
Who cheered for her team
From the bleacher stand.

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

The poem, 'Baseball Eluded Me, ' refers to my attempt to play softball as a child. I wanted to be like the really good players, but it didn't pan out that way. Oh well.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, April 15, 2012

Poem Edited: Sunday, June 24, 2012

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