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You came from way down south, dodged the global flu.
Your family life was strong, it's love was tried and true.
You played against the odds, performed a major coup.
Eventually became, number forty-two.

You saw the world in gray, colors morphed as one.
No game you couldn't play, sport to you was fun.
Friends loved to have you home, yet urged you to move on.
Courage moved you forward, faith under the sun.

Wasps and haters fumed, a Negro out of place.
You shut the mouths of these, embraced the human race.
Lovers then consoled you, helped you through those days.
They had to face the truth; no one like him plays!

Your legacy lives on, hope was born that day.
A world with less constraints, now clearly on it's way.
We thank you for your strength, and hope and pray today,

that all alive will see the need to let the children play!
courage spurs forward thinking and momentum
Jackie Robinson - first African-American to play Major league baseball

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fantasylover103 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This poem really is inspirational, and a great tribute to Jackie's glory.
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tommyboywood Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you
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fantasylover103 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
No problem. :meow:
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Delice1941 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
Inspirational social poem:rose:
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tommyboywood Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thanks
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xlntwtch Featured By Owner May 16, 2013   Writer
This piece is now Featured at the group below. See in Features or Favorites after you hit the icon here.

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tommyboywood Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thank you so much!
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xlntwtch Featured By Owner May 17, 2013   Writer
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TrinitySage Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Nicely written.
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tommyboywood Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thanks so much
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