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Thursday, September 29, 2016
Ode to the Optimistic
Inspired by An Ode To The Overwhelmed by Samantha Bennett
Here's to the Optimists
The ones who faithfully watch every game
Who hold out hope until the final out
They buy the tickets
Or go to the bars
Or bring snacks on the couch
When a play goes bad
They yell and scream
Then go back to cheering for them to get out it
When the team scores runs
They get excited
Then get greedy and want more
It's a high better than alcohol or drugs
And they never, never give up.
Many want to expect the worst
Think it will soften the blow
Are they happy?
Do they find joy in the game?
For the optimists
The game holds moments of magic
The simple joy of the crack of the bat
The flash of the leather
The placement of strike three
Grab a glass
I toast you for riding the waves of pennant race
For loving your team through thick and thin
For sticking it out even in the bleakest of times
Where would we be without you?