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|lovethehibiscus (profile) wrote, |
on 4-7-2004 at 5:25pm
|Current mood: happy//sore throat
Music: real good man - tim mcgraw
Subject: take me out to the ball game...
|last night i went to my little cousin ryan's baseball game..
balls were whizzing through the crisp air,
the lights shone hope on the emerald green fields,
and the wind blew the smell of sweat and grass and the many dreams of homeruns and wins.
after yelling and banging my fists on the old picnic table, cheering the team on, i glanced over at the stands.
in the mini-stands sat a black woman, a spanish family, and white people
now i know that we are a little past the civil war but you would be surprised at the racism that i hear today
the next whack of the bat, instead of hollering with the crowd...i listened.
i heard three different kinds of people all
cheering on the team and i stopped and smiled
behold, baseball the melting pot
i'm sure martin luther king jr. was grinning from ear to ear as he looked down from heaven
fixed his baseball cap
and cheered for the home team