A Lament for the Dodgers

Wrote this a few years ago and the pain has only grown!

Oh, Dodgers how I love you
I will love you evermore

Even though your lack of winning
Has made me very sore

Yes, four West titles are grand
A very nice accomplishment

Yet no world series victory
Since Ronald Reagan president

I was but a lad when last the blue
Hoisted the beflagged trophy

Years now of enduring through
Poor trades and wastes of money

Meanwhile the enemy has won
Three times in a mere five years

Forced to watch and wish them ill
In agony I wiped away my tears

You have the greatest pitcher
Of this modern baseball age

Kershaw is a wonder to watch
As he racks up tens of Ks

Now rookie of the year!
Seager is a marvel

A silver slugger as well
So young, so much potential

Still the struggle and still the strife
Every game is a scramble

For a rotation to pitch through six
BAs against lefties a shamble

Still I don my Dodger Blue
Defend my team to the enemy

So many mocking jabs and jeers
They insult and laugh at me

Please Dodgers I need you to improve
Beat the D-Backs Rocks and Giants

Find a groove, a roll, a swing
Bring home some more pennants

And in October don’t let me down
Beat the mighty Cubs

Prove to me and everyone
You are the greatest club

I’ll bleed blue till the day I die
I’ll never give up hope

So please find a way to win
And bring the trophy home

Jackie Did

In a sea of white

In a storm of hate

One had the strength

To be among the great

Jackie did

He was meant to be

Very first of many

But first he had to face

The words of the angry

Jackie did

Not only brave he stood

But on the bases played

Better than the average

Enduring history he made

Jackie did

A woman of beauty

Helping her man through

He loved his woman

The wife of his youth

Jackie did

Breaking through walls

Ending a racist era

In which only some

Were allowed to be player

Jackie did

And on the field

Few played as well

Named rookie of the year

While enduring the hell

Jackie did

He fielded the ball

He hit home runs

Stole many bases

Became champion

Jackie did

Now all are allowed

To play the sport

Judged on ability

One was the start

Jackie was

Poem: Jackie Did

In a sea of white

In a storm of hate

One had the strength

To be among the great

Jackie did

He was meant to be

Very first of many

But first he had to face

The words of the angry

Jackie did

Not only brave he stood

But on the bases played

Better than the average

Enduring history he made

Jackie did

A woman of beauty

Helping her man through

He loved his woman

The wife of his youth

Jackie did

Breaking through walls

Ending a racist era

In which only some

Were allowed to be player

Jackie did

And on the field

Few played as well

Named rookie of the year

While enduring the hell

Jackie did

He fielded the ball

He hit home runs

Stole many bases

Became champion

Jackie did

Now all are allowed

To play the sport

Judged on ability

One was the start

Jackie was