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A friend of mine posted this on his Facebook account a few weeks ago and I feel it is important to re-post again.  The original source and origin is unknown.  If anybody knows this, please feel free to let me know so the right person or persons get the credit for writing this amazing poem.

This is so true in so many ways.  Parents take sports way to seriously and not let the kids play to have fun.  This is Little League games and they don’t get paid to play.  They play to have fun and be around a positive atmosphere and around friends they might not seen since school was out.  Think twice before being rude to any kids out there or even to your own child.  Remember, he’s just a little boy.

This goes towards girls as well as boys on the softball diamonds.

Below is the poem written out from above picture just in case you can’t read the sign.


He stands at the plate,
with his heart pounding fast.
The bases are loaded,
the die has been cast.

Mom and Dad cannot help him,
he stands all alone.
A hit at this moment,
would send the Team home.

The ball meets the plate,
he swings and he misses.
There’s a groan from the crowd,
with some boos and some hisses.

A thoughtless voice cries,
strike out the bum.
Tears fill his eyes,
the game’s no longer fun.

So open your heart,
and give him a break.
For it’s moments like this,
a man you can make.

Please keep this in mind,
when you hear someone forget.
He is just a little boy,
and not a man yet.
{Source Unknown}

Other sites that talk about this poem are listed below.

Little League Baseball Sites


Other Parent Sites


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