WILLIE MAYS

WILLIE MAYS

A Poem by manchilld99
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This is about one of my boyhood heroes. He was one of the greatest athletes ever, and in my mind, the greatest baseball player to play the game.

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Willie Mays

 

Cap flying

cleats slashing,

Over the shoulder,

What a catch....

 

 

Mickey, Hank, and 

Roberto were great

but none was ever

your match.

 

No needles,

no 'clear', no 'cream'

Just a country boy,

A Natural .... ballplayin' American Dream.

 

Hall?

They should build you your own.

No - one on each coast

your fame to toast.

 

Best there ever was.

Say Hey!

Willie Mays

 

Hallowed be thy name.

 

© 2011 manchilld99


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Oh Mister....let me tell you what. THIS is fantastic. I TOO am a Willie Howard Mays Jr. buck duck say hey son of Cat Mays and pride of Fairfield Alabama born 5/6/31 fan. Willie is the very reason I am a baseball fan. He made me fall in love with the game way back when I was knee high to a short duck, buck. My only regret is that I didn't get to see more of his career than what I did having been born in '62. I agree though, wholeheartedly "Best there ever was" and I love it too that you think he should be in the hall "one on each coast"....great line. Well done friend. Your pen has painted a truly masterful pic here.

Posted 8 Years Ago


I love this. What a wonderful tribute! This would be great read aloud.

Posted 10 Years Ago



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Added on April 30, 2010
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manchilld99
manchilld99

rochester, NY



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I write poems and stories, and have broadcast a blues show on the radio since 1982. I am from Harlem, currently live in Rochester, NY, but have been around. more..

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