Playing Baseball Against Stormy Skies: A Poem

July 29, 2016 at 2:09 pm (Life, Nature, Poetry, Sports) (, , , )

I passed by a baseball field last night
A fierce thunderstorm was approaching from the west
The sky was dark and gray
The clouds resembled angry dragons
and angry towering giants.
A strong wind blew in from the west
and trees swayed strongly off the field

Yet the players continued to play their game
They ran around the bases in the strong cool breeze
The pitcher continued to pitch
and the catcher continued to catch
save when the hitter hit
and infielders and midfielders and outfielders
continued to move on the field

Judging from their faces, they looked so much more alive
than say if they had been playing baseball on a hot sunny day
The approaching storm cloud and the powerful cool breeze
kept things cool
so they were able to play the game with more intensity
and less lethargy
than if they had been playing in hot sun

Of course once the downpour and lightning hit
that probably wouldn’t have been so much fun
I did not stay to watch that outcome

I suppose the trick is to play the game against the storm clouds
and against the strong cool breeze
but to know when to come in out of the rain.

-A poem written by Christopher
Friday July 29th 2016

12 Comments

  1. doesitevenmatter3 said,

    That IS the trick!
    GREAT poem, Christopher!
    I love your description of the weather, and of the energy of the players!
    I find the actions of a storm energizing, too!
    HUGS!!! πŸ™‚

  2. Hyperion said,

    Very good, Chris. An uplifting poem and hopefully an uplifted mood for you too. I’m glad you were able to get out and watch the game and enjoy the cool weather. Well, if those clouds were dragons then somewhere in Mongolia, the Dragon Sisters were having fun as well.

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      Yes, maybe the Dragon Sisters were enjoying a Field of Wet Dreams. πŸ˜‰

      The slogan from the Kevin Costner film paraphrased to say, “If you build it, they will come.” πŸ˜€

      • Hyperion said,

        I think the ancient belief in storms being caused by dragons making love is a great metaphor for the tempest love can bring to one’s life. And the shedding of tears when love is found and when love is lost is perfect for the deluge that comes with the tempest.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Yes, I suppose that could be a great metaphor for love.

        Actually, I’ve never really had any great love affairs in my life.

        I had a woman I thought I loved but when she dumped me after I lost a reporter job and married someone else, I felt more relieved than heartbroken.

        Only when she dumped me, did I suddenly realize what a shrew and manipulator she was,

        I’ve had a few intense crushes but no great love affairs.

      • Hyperion said,

        Wow! You dodged a bullet there, Chris. I’ve found it’s easier to have a strong crush than to love. My interpretation is love is what remains after the crush eases up. You have to have the right person in your life to develop a long term relationship based on love. Just any ole body won’t do. The divorce rate around the world proves easy liaisons don’t work out over time. You just haven’t met THE girl. You’ll know it when it happens. She’ll have a tight black leather skirt, white blouse, red lips, brunette hair and she’ll spank you for being naughty because she might not know that Renfield is actually not you but another fellow of hamster lineage. It takes time to work it all out. πŸ˜€

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        It seems you know my dream woman quite well, Daniel. LOL !

      • Hyperion said,

        I read her description many times. πŸ˜€ You have good taste. Don’t give it up. πŸ˜€

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        πŸ˜€

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