Home Plate

 /   /  By Emma Birches
Stone Soup Magazine
September/October 2016

By Ross Mangels

Ah, Baseball!
My favorite sport.
I feel the excitement
and adrenalin running through me
As we begin the game.
I’m in my favorite position,
The catcher’s spot,
With the batter right beside me.
I sign the pitch to the pitcher
And the pitcher winds up.
I see the ball sailing toward me
And I hear the thud of the ball in my mitt.
But wait, what’s this?
A man stealing second?
I must throw him out!
I pop up as quick as I can,
To zap the ball to the second baseman.
The throw,
The slide,
The tag.
And the umpire calls it… OUT!
Hooray!
As I squat down for the next pitch,
I smile and think,
“This is where I belong,
Right behind Home Plate.”

Home Plate Ross Mangels

Ross Mangels, 11
Skopje, Macedonia

About the Author

Related Posts

As many people know, the state of California has burned with some 7,600 fires this year. Many of...

A note from William Rubel These are the first four volumes of the revised Stone Soup anthologies!...

Riddle me this And Make My Day Who has taken all the heroes away? They are not in the papers Or...

One Comment
 
  1. Sharon Jeffcoat Bartley September 1, 2016 at 11:28 am Reply

    what a wonderful poem! you are an awesome poet and I really enjoyed reading about MY favorite sport, too!

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: