I also wrote a poem for my Dad . He wanted to be a professional ball player , but it didn't work out. One night I was watching FIELD OF DREAMS . And the words for this poem just came to me. Again, like I said I am not a poet ! LOL !
THE BALL PLAYER
When he was in his younger days he wanted to play the game
He was a wonderful player and everyone knew his name
People came from all over just to see the man play
They loved to see him catch the ball and run the bases away
There was no doubt that when the ball was flying through the air
His glove would be open wide and the ball would land in there
The balls would come rolling low and over the grass he'd fly
He'd scoop it up with his glove and then he'd hold it high
When he was at the base getting ready to swing the bat free
He'd look around the ball field and knew this was where he wanted to be
To feel the wind racing by him as he streaked towards the base
And knowing he would make it was written all over his face
His whole life was ahead of him there would be many games to play
He lived and breathed for this , these glorious , exciting days
He believed in his dream that someday he'd be there
With all the men he admired , the ones who were so rare
He had his dream so close , it was almost in his hand
But things didn't work out the quite the way he had planned.....
Now the memories are of long ago and of those cherished days
When he was young and had his dreams and hoped there'd be a way
He never fulfilled the dream , but it will always be there
In his memories ......... somewhere......
And now today the four of us Diane , Ken, Terry and Stan
Know he's a wonderful father...He is the BALL PLAYER....
a quiet and honest man .