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Silly Little Me

Updated on April 6, 2013
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What a Chance!

With my bat on my shoulder,
And my cap in place,
I head down to the field,
I am late! I have to race!

"who is this guy
with scraped knees?"
"The new kid in the block",
Shouts Billy, with torn tees.

walking in circles,
Checking me out,
"let him play!"
I hear one shout.

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They put me At Bat,
Standing proud and tall.
I will show these boys my move,
Now keep your eyes on that ball!

They are all at the base,
All eyes upon me.
"Strike one" , "strike two"!
First the fence, then a tree!

Last chance zooming at me,
With all my might I hit that ball,
"It's a home run!", they scream!
And I tumble and fall!

There goes my bat,
and there goes my cap, "ouch!".
I am laying in the ground
with my pony tale out!

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The Escape!

All the boys glare at me,
With their mouth open wide!
A girl with a bat?
Is she crazy? What a sight!

Grab my bat and my cap,
I turn around and run.
Hear them running,
They can't catch me, this is fun!

I take a swift turn
into a neighbor's yard...
No noise behind me,
But there is Billy breathing hard!

Home:

Sneaking through the back door,
I hope no one sees....
A load scream, "oh My!
Who gave you a Black Eye?
This has to cease!"

I smile at my mother,
I hope she will be pleased.
"Don't worry mama,
Billy has two of these!"

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      Taleb AlDris 4 years ago

      Nice that you give it a try, next time you will win. ☼

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      LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      LOL, LOL..... Glad you atleast tried it! Thanks for stopping by Sunshine.... :)

      Appreciate your comment and making my day Sunny, lol

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      The ball hits me more than I hit the ball. I'm just not a good ballplayer. Thanks for the memories with your awesome poem! :)

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      LaThing 5 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      lol..... Yes, it was 'who knows when' for me too! :)

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      i used to play softballs too way back who-knows-when.. :)

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      LaThing 5 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      :) yes, the escape ....... Boy, those days were fun!!

      Thanks for stopping by :)

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Hahaha!! i absolutely love "the escape". cant help smiling!

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      LaThing 5 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      lol, glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for dropping by...... Appreciate your comment! :)

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      jagerfoods 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      A perfect whimsical read. It was just what I needed (one of those days). Thank you.

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      LaThing 5 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      It was simple for sure, lol!

      Appreciate your dropping by.... See you around!

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      Murphy 5 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      This was simply AWESOME!

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      LaThing 5 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      I could just see you in that field with me, Tammy, lol!! Wasn't it fun :)

      Thanks for stopping by.....

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Adorable! Reminds me of playing sports as a kid. I once gave my own brother a black eye with a bat. This is a very enjoyable poem.

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      LaThing 5 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      I am sure he did! lol..... Thanks for all the votes, and good to see you here!

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      Sueswan 5 years ago

      Hi Lathing

      I hope Billy learned his lesson. lol

      Voted up and away

      Take care :)

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      LaThing 5 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Thanks Aubrey! Glad you saw the humor in it, lol..... Appreciate your comment and visit!

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      A.E. Williams 5 years ago from Hampton, GA

      lol... Very cute, La. Voted up, funny, and interesting. You're so well-rounded. :)

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      LaThing 5 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Thanks! Appreciate your stopping by :)

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      Trevor Basile 5 years ago from Rockaway, NJ

      Great poem really liked it!

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      LaThing 5 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Thanks naimishika, glad you enjoyed it! Appreciate your comment.....

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      LaThing 5 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Lol, I feel like you were there too, ;)

      Thanks for the comment, and the vote!

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      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I vote up, I feel like I was there!

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      LaThing 5 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Hi Jackie, glad you enjoyed it! And appreciate all you votes..... See you around!

      Dear SgBrown, glad to see you here.... lol, thanks for the boost :)

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      Sheila Brown 5 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Cute and clever, you go girl! I loved it!

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      Jackie Lynnley 5 years ago from The Beautiful South

      That is soooo good! You deserve all the votes up on this one! I love it and sharing!

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      LaThing 5 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Hahaha..... Thanks for the support, dear Epi! love the Hub Park..... What else are we building in our little Hubville .... :)

      Hugs, all the way from HERE!

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      epigramman 5 years ago

      ...well you hit a major league homerun out of the Hub park with this lovely piece of writing - and all I can say to that is - you go girl!!!!!!!

      sending you warm wishes and good energy from lake erie time ontario canada 11:57am

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      LaThing 5 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Thanks BPop, good to see you! Appreciate you comment too :)

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      breakfastpop 5 years ago

      Loved this and I voted it that way.

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      LaThing 5 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      lol, lol ... Dear Vincent, I hope that wasn't you who I gave the black eyes to! When we GIRLS, step up to that plate WE have to show we are better than them, otherwise, where is the challenge! :)

      Thanks for your visit, and All the votes! I am honored.....

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      Vincent Moore 5 years ago

      Fun poem, I can remember those days of playing baseball as a boy and the odd girl wanted to play and wouldn't you know it she always had a ponytale. LOL was it you I wonder? Two black eyes, could have been me, as I was a teaser back then. But heck when we did let a girl play, she always seemed to come to the surface with home runs. One was never discount the determination a girl has when she seriously comes out to kick the boys butts in a game. Two of my sisters were like that and real tomboys, not to many boys in the neighborhood gave them any lip or fuss. LoL if so they would end up with the scraped shins and possibly black eyes to. Voted UP all the way, it was a home run with me.

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      LaThing 5 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Thanks Carter06, appreciate your comment and votes :)

      See you around!

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      Mary 5 years ago from Cronulla NSW

      Really great poem LaThing...such a good idea for a hub!! well done...up & awesome...

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      LaThing 5 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Thanks Gypsy Rose! lol, yes, it's great to be a tomboy when you are young! Somehow doesn't work as you get older! :)

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and funny. I say hats off to tomboys they can do anything. Great poem.

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      LaThing 5 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Hi there Mhatter, glad you liked it...... Isn't it fun coaching those little ones?! Thanks for your visit :)

      @Always Exploring - YES, we can do anything better than them! Song lyric? You have to sing it..... lol

      Appreciate your comment and visit!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      HaHa, loved it. We girls can do anything better than you. A song lyric. Fun story...

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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      good poems. when i was a coach, I had teams - not mixed teams because girls were on them.

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      LaThing 5 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      That's for sure!! lol...... Thanks Mary, appreciate your visit and your vote! :)

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Yep, she showed those boys a thing or two! I loved this. I voted it UP.

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      LaThing 5 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      lol, YEAH!

      Thanks for your comment and visit!

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      Terrye Toombs 5 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      This is awesome! Way to show the boys! :) loved it! VUM!

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      LaThing 5 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      BeyondMax, glad you like it, Mr. King of Poetry, lol! Planning on doing a second one with a twist :)

      Thanks for your comment!

      Hi Giselle Maine! Glad you stopped by.... Thanks!

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      Giselle Maine 5 years ago

      A great poem, love it, funny and clever.

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      BeyondMax 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Awe, how awesome! What a story, what a journey, what a twist! Wanna more, that's unfair! =) Amazing, love it to bits!

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      LaThing 5 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Thanks Billy! Glad you liked it....... You weren't my neighbor, were you? (JK) Lol....

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Love the baseball poem; great job and very humorous.

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      LaThing 5 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Thanks Sis (Angela)!! Good to see you again..... :) had to make it little light this time, lol! See you around....

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      Angela Blair 5 years ago from Central Texas

      What very clever poetry -- and such an interesting subject, too! Excellent, LaThing -- keep 'em coming. Best/Sis