Friday, December 4, 2009

The Greatest of All

~Vanilla~

I am the Greatest
Lyrics by Don Schlitz

Little boy, in a baseball hat,
stands in the field with his ball and bat.
Says, "I am the greatest player of them all."
puts his bat on his shoulder and tosses up his ball.
And the ball goes up and the ball comes down
and he swings his bat all the way around.
The world's so still you can hear the sound
as the baseball falls to the ground.

Now the little boy doesn't say a word,
picks up his ball, he is undeterred.
Says, "I am the greatest there has ever been."
he grits his teeth and he tries it again.
And the ball goes up and the ball comes down
and he swings his bat all the way around.
The world's so still you can hear the sound
as the baseball falls to the ground.

He makes no excuses, he shows no fear,
he just closes his eyes and listens to the cheers.
Little boy, he adjusts his hat,
picks up his ball, stares at his bat.
Says, "I am the greatest, the game is on the line,"
and he gives his all, one last time.
and the ball goes up and the moon's so bright,
swings his bat with all his might.
The world's as still as still can be,
and the baseball falls,
and that's strike three.

Now it's suppertime and his momma calls,
little boy starts home with his bat and ball.
Says, "I am the greatest and that is a fact,
but even I didn't know I could pitch like that."

Says, "I am the greatest, that is understood,
but even I didn't know I could pitch that good."

7 comments:

everydayMOM said...

I'm finally getting caught up on some blog reading from the hospital before I head back to the wonderful chaos we call home.

You have an amazing heritage of strong women with positive attitudes! How great is that that they've passed on so much "vanilla" rather than vinegar. =]

Goings on at the Glenn's said...

I love that poem. I think I have heard it before. What a great attitude to have.

Tipper said...

Nice : )

Twisted Fencepost said...

Positive thinking! I love it!

everydayMOM said...

are you OK? i miss you!

Joy For Your Journey said...

Jenny, Oh Jenny--where have you been?

Anna Lisa said...

Have you "dropped off the the Grid"?? I just tried to email you and it got rejected...weird...
Hope you're all alive & well and just busy with family stuff for the holidays. I'll keep checking in on you. : )