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You came from way down south, dodged the global flu.
Your family 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.
They loved you there back home, urged you to move on.
Courage moved you forward, faith under the sun.

Doubters 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 without constraints, was clearly on it's way.
We thank you for your spirit, and hope and pray today,
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 Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This poem really is inspirational, and a great tribute to Jackie's glory.
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tommyboywood Jun 30, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank you
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fantasylover103 Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
No problem. :meow:
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Inspirational social poem:rose:
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tommyboywood May 18, 2013  Professional Writer
thanks
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tommyboywood May 17, 2013  Professional Writer
thank you so much!
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TrinitySage May 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Nicely written.
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tommyboywood May 16, 2013  Professional Writer
thanks so much
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