Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Magpie Thirty Five





When summer fun has ended
and autumn leaves begin to fall
baseball takes the center stage
for the "greatest show of all"

Frenzied fans will pack the stands
they'll scream and shout and cheer
it's time for the World Series
best games of the year

Fans keep track on scorecards
every pitch and steal and run
fifty-four outs, nine innings
or 'till the game is done

Eyes trained on the umpire
three strikes and you're out!
no spit balls, scuff balls, mud balls
umps must leave no doubt

And when the games have ended
a champion has been crowned
fans know they've witnessed something
 something quite profound



50 comments:

  1. some things just come along with seasons and the falling of the leaves! a wonderful poem! (:

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  2. Interesting take on the change of seasons, batters up!

    And which colors shall be the brightest during such an important change of season?

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  3. This is a very very good ballad! I can hear the music!

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  4. I like this take on the prompt :o)

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  5. Helen,
    The world Series is a profound event celebrating America's "pass time."
    Well versed!
    rel

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  6. Ahh!Perfect :)
    Always upbeat for the game...
    Nice poem, Helen!

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  7. Let's hope the season turns out as you hope. Nicely versed.

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  8. I love this, Helen. A wonderful piece of Americana.

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  9. I love your poem... nice rhythm & rhyme...great magpie!

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  10. I'm impressed by your knowledge of the sport! Nice job.

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  11. i love it! very creative and refreshing!

    nice magpie :)

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  12. Baseball goes right over my head! :)

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  13. Oh the thrill of winning a World series..White Sox
    but oh the dread of a losing season
    I love being at the ballpark
    good one

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  14. A very fun take on this week's theme! Looking at your sidebar pic, it seems you are a Pac 10 follower as well as a baseball fan. Looks like a good season for the Oregon teams.

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  15. You sound like a great fan! I used to be when I was a kid, but now football is my game! Nicely written.

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  16. The season of baseball; your love for it comes clearly through. Enjoyed it.

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  17. Excellent! I feel the enthusiasm for the sport.

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  18. Yeah for you with this poem! I am reminded of my one and only time (so far) that I got to go to the World Series. Life changing and I will never forget it. Thanks for the wonderful reminder!

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  19. No tbeing American I had no idea that baseball was played at this time of year... thank you.
    Loved the rhyming.

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  20. So, who are you rooting for? Nice description of the World Series.

    Actually, I left baseball behind in June, when my sons' season was over. Now we're knee-deep in soccer.

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  21. Although I am not a fan of baseball I still enjoyed your verse very much! Nicely done! :)

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  22. this is great! Who woulda thunk of baseball from Autumn Leaves! Hah! My favorite sport and favorite time of year to watch! reat fun this Magpie!

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  23. Just great..spoken like a true fan..and I am presently watching the NY Yankees/Minn. playoff. What a coincidence!! 3-2

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  24. Thanks for reminding me that the Padres missed the postseason by 1 game. :(

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  25. Helen


    My Irish poet father and baseball fan, would love you, if he were still around, and read and re-read your poem with pure delight.

    Whimsical,

    Cheers,
    Joanny

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  26. Mmmmm! I can smell the hot dogs & the peanuts.

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  27. Interesting to know what autumn can mean to different people. Very nice..

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  28. Wonderful!
    And the Red Sox are out of it :(

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  29. Stafford Ray hit the proverbial nail.
    This is a ballad. Grand thing too.

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  30. I read your comment @ Daily spirit's site and couldn't help to come and read your magpie! two reasons: 1) Baseball is my passion 2) when I saw this week's pic I couldn't help thinking about the post season! Great poem!!!

    www.castazero.blogspot.com

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  31. Autumn leaves and baseball, well I never!
    Not something I would have thought of in a million years.

    Fun magpie.

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  32. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!

    When I read this piece I immediately had to share it with a person I know who is a complete baseball fanatic! You captured the sport perfectly!

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  33. I'm not a baseball fan, but I loved your poem. It almost made me want to be one.

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  34. Truly charming Helen! A wonderful Magpie! :-)

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  35. Loved the fresh baseball take. It's been ages since I've been to a game, your poem reminded me it's time to go back!

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  36. I just posted my magpie... and it is a baseball one...hope you like it!!

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  37. Autumn leaves and Baseball ! Never wuld have thought of it ! Loved baseball as a kid !

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  38. Didn't understand all the jargon, but thoroughly enjoyed the read. Great slant to take.

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  39. this reads as fast paced as a baseball game..enjoyed it - even if i have no clue about baseball, i have to admit...

    sorry to hear you've lost your father even more early than i did..

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  40. That's one committed fan! I adore passion in versus! I'm doing my best to understand football/soccer at home and getting there.....I think.

    Lovely take, Helen!

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  41. Amazing wha a pic can make people write... this piece is extraordinary... i love those two last lines
    They know they've been a part of
    Something quite profound.

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  42. nice. one o my favorite times of year...though spring and the begining of the season and the smells rank right up there...smiles. great magpie!

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  43. Oh, yes, it is!! Great take on the prompt...:)

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  44. I enjoy being at the ballpark, probably more than I enjoy baseball. Great take on the prompt!

    www.angiemuresan.com

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  45. Great Mag...Love and Light, Sender

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  46. This is somewhat exotic to my European eyes (yet I should remember, as I witnessed some of that back in the fall of 1983).

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  47. Baseball is always better in October, isn't it? Great magpie!

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  48. I very much enjoyed your take on the prompt. I can taste the hot dogs...

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  49. I've never watched a baseball match - but this sounded a lot of fun. Nice post

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  50. (I am only now getting around to reading last week's Magpies - #35... I am so behind. :)

    This brings back such sweet memories of baseball games with my stepfather. Evocative magpie!

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