Goodbye, Cruel World, It’s Opening Day

by Hart Seely

The gods place bets with loaded dice,
And all our earthly dreams betray,
But listen to one clown’s advice,
Goodbye, cruel world; it’s opening day.

The politicians scrounge for power,
With consequences we shall pay.
But somewhere, it’s our finest hour,
Goodbye, cruel world; it’s opening day.

Our weary age is full of war,
The daily news brings dark dismay,
So surf the dreams worth living for,
Goodbye, cruel world; it’s opening day.
Hart Seely is the author of   The Juju Rules: Or How To Win Ballgames From Your Couch, and also operates the Yankees blog, IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS….caught.



Published in Pure doggerel, The Game Itself | Link to this poem | 2 Comments

Goodbye, Cruel World, It’s Opening Day: 2 Comments

  1. Hilary Barta wrote,

    Terrific!

  2. Stephen Jones wrote,

    Amen -‘cept for the punctuation. Suggestion: instead of “Goodbye, cruel world; it’s opening day”, drop the “;” and use “-“. Flows better.

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