Food for Thought-You Had To Be There (A Poem)


You had to be there,
That moment,
That instant,
It was something else,
The ball came flying,
Past the outfield,
I was blinded,
Unable to see,
You had to be there,
You should have seen this day,
Hits that went forever,
Pitchers looking straight at me,
You had to be there,
The face was different,
His voice was the same,
He bought the Hot Dogs,
Knew everything about the game,
I guess you had to be there,
what was his name?

–Richard Bryant