I was driving around town today
When I passed the field where she used to play.
And to my surprise I stopped the car
And walked to where the bleachers are.
I sat down and closed my eyes
And felt just how fast the time flies.
Eyes shut I saw her standing out there
A red and white ribbon in her hair.
I heard the cheers, and felt the heat
The crack of the bat, the cleated feet
The times she lost, the times she won
So many good times, so much fun.
A little girl with a great big bat
Grew into a woman just like that.
The grass, the dirt, the bleachers remain
Gosh, sometimes this place made me insane
Yet here I sit breathing in all of those days
I got blessed enough to watch her play.
A car door slams, two little girls come running
I open my eyes, their smiles are stunning
A tear in my eye, they give me a stare
They have red and white ribbons in their hair.
The next team is here, I need to give up my seat.
The walk to my car is so bittersweet….
I hope that no matter what these girls recall
They remember that WE were there for it all!
The tears, the cheers, the laughter, the rain
The struggles, the joy, the heat and the pain
Somewhere among the dirt and the grass
Is a piece of the girl I watched in the past!