Edmund V. Strolis

Batter Up! - Poem by Edmund V. Strolis

The boys were back in town
All hail the conquering heroes!
They had laid the opposition down
Filling bleachers coast to coast

The cheers began in the cheap seats
Loud and raucous all in fun
Beer and banners both were hoisted
The diamond glittered in the sun.

This shining gem across the country
Reflects the goodness in us all
Intense yet civilized and sacred
Across the seasons, spring to fall

Topic(s) of this poem: fun

Comments about Batter Up! by Edmund V. Strolis

  • Glen Kappy (5/25/2017 7:08:00 AM)

    i like this piece, edmund. i grew up with baseball.

    The diamond glittered in the sun.

    it indeed glitters, and how they manicure the grounds so well is a mystery to me.

    for my paean to baseball see my poem orientation to baseball.

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  • (5/20/2017 4:04:00 AM)

    A victory in Sports means a lot to the fans and the whole nation. We also celebrate with too much fervor at each victory. Though i'm no longer a Sports person...haven't watched any match since long but i can understand the enthusiasm of the sports buffs. Sometimes we treat sports as if it's a war that must be won at all costs. But mostly it's fun. You have painted a lovely picture of a victory celebration. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 19, 2017

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