Just Hold On Til Mo

by James Finn Garner

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 Dedicated to skittish Yankee fans everywhere:

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When your son asks you advice on mascara,
When your head’s a-flame and your mouth’s a Sahara,
When that small, still voice inside prattles like Berra–
I’ve got two words:
Mariano Rivera.

When you’re uprooted and force-marched to some terra
Incognita, a dark, doomed hell where a perky Sarah
Palin is president and not just a chimera–
I’ve got two words:
Mariano Rivera.

When you yearn for escape and consider hara-
Kiri–Breathe deep, relax, don a fresh guayabera,
And watch the greatest hero since Before the Common Era–
He’ll bless you and keep you:
Mariano Rivera.

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Posted 11/3/2009


Published in James Finn Garner, New York Yankees, Pure doggerel | Link to this poem | 1 Comment

Just Hold On Til Mo: 1 Comment

  1. Todd Herges wrote,

    Prescient!

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