All Hail Ichiro

by James Finn Garner

So many long years ago
Ichiro
Began spraying hits
And if it seems like it’s
Going to go on forever
(I mean, it never
Looks like he ages),
Remember the pages
Of record holders
Left to molder
When a young stud
Both lucky and good
Works to set a new mark
At the ball park.
In time a new hero
Will surpass Ichiro,
And the passage of time
Cruel and sublime
Will lose some of its sting
As we salute a new king.

 


Published in History, James Finn Garner, Miami Marlins, New York Yankees, Players, Pure doggerel, Seattle Mariners, The Game Itself, Youth | Link to this poem | 1 Comment

All Hail Ichiro: 1 Comment

  1. Stephen Jones wrote,

    Yeah!

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