Friday, October 28, 2016

It's Time

I post this poem each year during the World Series ~ what better way to describe the "feel" of Fall!

The Series

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
the best games of the year

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

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

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

For Real Toads


  1. Live the sentiment of the game tied to season and a lovely rhyme

    Much love...

  2. I must say I have never watched baseball, but I do love the sense of having fun together.

  3. GO CUBBIES!!! So excited for the big game tonight - reading this was a treat. Love your images of fall & musical rhyme as well. Thanks so much for participating in my prompt! And I must say again -- GO CUBBIES!!!

    1. Oh yes! I was born and raised in Illinois!

  4. I shall share this one with a dear friend, who wept with delight when The Cubs made it to the series.

  5. Dearest Helen,
    We've never watched the World Series, we're completely illiterate when it comes to games here in the USA. Only once we were at a life football game...
    But I don't feel bad about it, keeping up with friends and family in 3 continents is already hard enough and trying to keep up with my 7 languages... There are just not enough hours in a day to do it all.
    The older we get, the less we seem to get done. Well, at times like right before we left for Europe on our 65th trip to visit family and friends + a wedding in France, I get mountains moved. It is a good thing that you have a deadline so you must manage. Than leaving the house in spic span clean condition and all laundry clean, ironed and folded away you hand it to the cat-sitter. Our kitties feel at home and loved and we take off.
    But upon coming back you start catching up and new things await you and doctors appointments etc. But the joy of singing in the choir is great!
    We've had lots of social things going on as well, another wedding coming up. It is a joy to attend and meet with friends.
    Will be so glad when the election period is over... and hopefully with good results and a calmer future for our great nation!
    So yes, let's enjoy the fall and the ripening of acorns and nuts and the turning of the leaves. It gives us all a feeling of accomplishment; as it should be.
    Sending you a big hug and thanks for your note!

  6. The frenzy & excitement participating in any sport is thrilling - and of course, the camaraderie - which we find in theatre more than sports... but yes, a fun poem, capturing the enthusiasm of a great time spent outdoors - if JUST for that, it's amazing. :)

  7. A world series game is so profound no doubt about it. It is thrilling when they manage to slide and are still in the game!


    1. .. and to top it off? My team won!