The Lonely Ballpark….by Chuck Duboff

©Chuck Duboff

The Lonely Ballpark

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Empty dugouts
Void of dirty uniforms,
Excited voices,
Scuffed baseballs,
Seeds and double bubble,
Oiled gloves,
Tattered Topps baseball cards,
Proud wooden bats,
Life.

Green fields
With grass blades
Sadly standing tall,
Ballpark green
Majestic trees,
Dusty Base paths
Unblemished,
Yearning for
Sliding ballplayers,
Double hop infield singles,
Pitchers foreign substance
Giving life
To the green grass.

Bleachers empty,
Fans…long gone,
Fathers pushing sons,
Mothers cheering on the hopeful,
Old baseball fans…
Just enjoying baseball
Bleachers…sadly,
Quietly empty.

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Baseball,
The game,
Usurped by
Cell phones,
Soccer,
Video games,
Impatience…

Soccer..
The beautiful game,
Baseball…
The game of…
Infield singles,
6-4-3 double plays,
No hitters,
Diving catches,
Double steals,
Framing a pitch,
Suicide squeeze,
Baseball…

Faded dreams
In black and white,

The lonely ballpark.

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