“Grand Slam,” by Marjorie Maddox

This piece manages to create in me a sense of nostalgia, a touch of depression, and feelings of peace and hope all at the same time.  It is short and sweet, and every time I read it, it evokes a different emotion entirely.  Written by Marjorie Maddox, this poem was published in Rules of the Game: Baseball Poems in 2009.


Dreams brimming over,
childhood stretched out in legs,
this is the moment replayed on winter days
when frost covers the field,
when age steals away wishes.
Glorious sleep that seeps back there
to the glory of our baseball days.

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