Home Run



Play more than fair

Run towards home

Catch responsibility

Pitch love!



Count not the strikes

Cheer with love

Let the wild pitch go

Hope for grand slam!


In the home field

Play your best in each inning

Follow the rules of the game

Heed the Umpire

Be the winning team!


64 Responses to “Home Run”

  1. caridwen Says:

    Baseball is, of course, the answer to most questions. This is clever. Thanks for writing it!

  2. ads1381 Says:

    I enjoyed reading this poem. It sounds like a pretty accurate take on family life…….It’s all about give and take πŸ™‚

  3. poetryroad Says:

    Seriously cute and clever!

  4. I don’t know if I’m wrong, but I found this poem to be extremely funny.

    • bendedspoon Says:

      if you smiled and had fun then you are not wrong πŸ™‚ Happy to hear your comment because if I’m not wrong, you are in a good mood! Thank you πŸ™‚

  5. Virtual Sinner Says:

    Who is the umpire? Not the mother-in-law, I hope.

  6. A lovely compromise on sharing πŸ™‚

  7. dragonkatet Says:

    What a great metaphor, spoon, and I wish more people would approach it this way. πŸ™‚ I’m not a huge baseball fan, but there are some really good messages in what you’ve written!

    • bendedspoon Says:

      I’m not a huge fan of any sports as well, just an observer. Very interesting how the players follow the rules and do their best for the team. What about the family team?
      Hugggs and blessings to you πŸ™‚

  8. Debbie Says:

    “count not the strikes” . . .oh thank you, sweet Rea! I pray that my math skills are very bad on this account. love you and your poetry!

  9. A.B. Thomas Says:

    Very cool write!

  10. becca givens Says:

    bravo … cleverly done with gems of wisdom within!! πŸ™‚

  11. Great poem πŸ˜‰

  12. Excellent advice!

  13. Ha, a clever poem, brilliant metaphor. The verses are good, you can either take it as baseball or cricket (except the “home” reference) so you don’t alienate non-baseball playing countries (e.g. England), as such the metaphor is still strong for us. Great poem.
    The Lonely Recluse.

  14. Ravenblack Says:

    What a wonderful cheer this poem contains. I like how it’s a metaphor for encouraging a life well lived also.

  15. Great relationship metaphor in baseball terms! Nice poetry too!

  16. Fountains Says:

    Comparing a marriage to a baseball game – how sweet.

  17. D Says:

    The tone is fun but so true! πŸ™‚
    I love it!

    • bendedspoon Says:

      Thank you! Not all truths are serious or they may be, but still we can choose to see the fun part in it. Isn’t “…the plank in your own eye” fun to imagine? Hugggs and blessings to you πŸ™‚

  18. Alcina Says:

    Sweet πŸ™‚ !


  19. Chimnese Says:

    wonderful write…i was still readin on and im like oh its a short one….still i did enjoy it thouroughly

  20. ladynimue Says:

    fun write !!

  21. jsendslove Says:

    Aw this is really cute, loved this.

  22. clariice Says:

    Very homely strikes indeed. A lovely way to express togetherness!

  23. That is so cool! And! I get it!

  24. luna15 Says:

    Hello you wonderful poet you

    I am sorry i keep forgetting to stop by, that is one disadvantage on subscribing for me. I have read everyone of your poems when I get them through my email, and like always, your awesome!

    i will try to stop by more,
    hugs, Luna

    • bendedspoon Says:

      No worries Luna. I am guilty of the same but it doesn’t mean that I do not think fondly of my blog friends. I miss badly my schedule before but I fret not — everything comes and goes in perfect time and season. Hugggs and love to you πŸ™‚

  25. Chatter Master Says:

    “Pitch with Love” thats right, throw all the love out there you can!

    “Cheer with Love” amen! celebrate others and their attempts!

    Amen! God bless!


  26. What a nice little poem. Very enjoyable:)

  27. Rea,

    When I read your blog I feel like I’ve made it to “The World Series”! πŸ™‚


  28. Jingle Says:

    fun word play, profound word flow.

    cool top read aloud,

  29. Miriam Sagan Says:

    Fun! Do you know May Swenson’s poem “Baseball?”

    • bendedspoon Says:

      Not until you mentioned it. I’m bringing it here to share to everyone. Thank you and blessings to you πŸ™‚

      Analysis of Baseball
      by May Swenson

      It’s about
      the ball,
      the bat,
      and the mitt.
      Ball hits
      bat, or it
      hits mitt.
      Bat doesn’t
      hit ball, bat
      meets it.
      Ball bounces
      off bat, flies
      air, or thuds
      ground (dud)
      or it
      fits mitt.

      Bat waits
      for ball
      to mate.
      Ball hates
      to take bat’s
      bait. Ball
      flirts, bat’s
      late, don’t
      keep the date.
      Ball goes in
      (thwack) to mitt,
      and goes out
      (thwack) back
      to mitt.

      Ball fits
      mitt, but
      not all
      the time.
      ball gets hit
      (pow) when bat
      meets it,
      and sails
      to a place
      where mitt
      has to quit
      in disgrace.
      That’s about
      the bases
      about 40,000
      fans exploded.

      It’s about
      the ball,
      the bat,
      the mitt,
      the bases
      and the fans.
      It’s done
      on a diamond,
      and for fun.
      It’s about
      home, and it’s
      about run.

  30. Ann Says:

    Thank you, Princess

    “… Play more than fair … ”
    ” … Count not the strikes …”

    Wow… This is going to be stuck in my head all day! Thanky πŸ™‚

    Your post reminds me of two passages of Scripture. Firstly, the record of His sufferings in Isaiah 53:5 “But it was for our sins he was wounded, and for our evil doings he was crushed: he took the punishment by which we have peace, and by his wounds we are made well.” – Basic English Bible

    Secondly, I thought of ‘the Love Chapter’ – 1 Corinthians 13 – and the specific line that says “Love keeps no record of wrongs”… How cool is that?!

    Logics say “do enough to get them off your back” … Love says “Play more than fair …Pitch love! … Count not the strikes…”. Very nice, Princess Rea. I shall be happy to quote you!

    Amy Sky is one of my favourite singers of things love and marriage. Here’s one of her better offerings ( imho ) – a duet with her husband
    Everything love is (I learned from you)


    • bendedspoon Says:

      You made this post more meaningful with the verses and song! The verses made me feel well; made me want to do the same for others. Thank you so much Dear Ann!

      Thank you as well for introducing me to Amy Sky. I have just listened to hear songs — so meaningful and beautiful.
      Hugggs and love to you πŸ™‚

  31. Or a no-hitter! 😎

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