I Root For Boston – April 15, 2013

by Stephen Jones

What a sport, where marathoners run
for the sake of running, where fans and
well-wishers stand and wait for hours
and cheer – often without regard for favorites.

Then the unspeakable happened in Boston,
and even more sacrifice and heart unfurled –
this time in the midst of devastation and
tragedy.  I watched in disbelief, staring at

the unblinking television, at the play-by-play
news coverage and thought: “They run for joy,
with unbent spirit.  Now they run to each other.
No teams – just pure, shared, giving humanity.”

I am a Yankee fan – have been since a child –
but on April 15, 2013, I rooted for Boston.


Published in Boston Red Sox, Fans, Free Verse, The Game Itself | Link to this poem | 1 Comment

I Root For Boston – April 15, 2013: 1 Comment

  1. James Finn Garner wrote,

    I hear the Yankees played “Sweet Caroline” at last night’s game. Awesome.

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