A friend of mine posted this on his Facebook account a few weeks ago and I feel it is important to re-post again. The original source and origin is unknown. If anybody knows this, please feel free to let me know so the right person or persons get the credit for writing this amazing poem.
This is so true in so many ways. Parents take sports way to seriously and not let the kids play to have fun. This is Little League games and they don’t get paid to play. They play to have fun and be around a positive atmosphere and around friends they might not seen since school was out. Think twice before being rude to any kids out there or even to your own child. Remember, he’s just a little boy.
This goes towards girls as well as boys on the softball diamonds.
Below is the poem written out from above picture just in case you can’t read the sign.
HE IS JUST A LITTLE BOY
He stands at the plate,
with his heart pounding fast.
The bases are loaded,
the die has been cast.
Mom and Dad cannot help him,
he stands all alone.
A hit at this moment,
would send the Team home.
The ball meets the plate,
he swings and he misses.
There’s a groan from the crowd,
with some boos and some hisses.
A thoughtless voice cries,
strike out the bum.
Tears fill his eyes,
the game’s no longer fun.
So open your heart,
and give him a break.
For it’s moments like this,
a man you can make.
Please keep this in mind,
when you hear someone forget.
He is just a little boy,
and not a man yet.
Other sites that talk about this poem are listed below.
Little League Baseball Sites
Other Parent Sites
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I’m back to blogging again after taking some time off due to sickness going through my family as well as trying to stay in shape and getting the outside of my house back into shape before this summer.
Between all three of them I had to put blogging on hold. Since my family is all healthy and I’m using the outside house work as a way to help keep myself in shape, I have found time to start blogging. I have a bunch of new ideas for posts on here as well as changes to my blog in the upcoming weeks. I will also start planning on having at least three or more posts a week.
The reasons I’m doing this is simple. The simple design of my blog is getting to be too small and I want to expand it. The knowledge of being a father of four children can also help other fathers that are in the same place in life that I am or where I was. Hope to increase my blog readership so I can hear from other father’s on what they are going through.
Keep coming back for more posts since. I’m keeping this post short due to having to go back to work since this is my lunch hour.
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Happy New Years to all of my followers on Twitter, Facebook, and my blog. I hope your families have a great 2012.
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