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FC: My Favorite Poems

1: My Favorite Poems By: Will Boyce

2: “The Analysis of Baseball” It's about the ball, the bat, and the mitt. Ball hits bat, or it hits mitt. Bat doesn't hit ball, bat meets it. Ball bounces off bat, flies air, or thuds ground (dud) or it fits mitt. | Bat waits for ball to mate. Ball hates to take bat's bait. Ball flirts, bat's late, don't keep the date. Ball goes in (thwack) to mitt, and goes out (thwack) back to mitt. Ball fits mitt, but not all the time. | Sometimes ball gets hit (pow) when bat meets it, and sails to a place where mitt has to quit in disgrace. That's about the bases loaded, about 40,000 fans exploded. It's about the ball, the bat, the mitt, the bases and the fans. It's done on a diamond, and for fun. It's about home, and it's about run.

3: I chose the poem “Analysis of Baseball” because it caught my eye when I was skimming through a poetry book. The poem is really simple and it describes baseball in most ways. The reason I really like this poem is because I play baseball sp it’s a fun poem to read.

4: “The Lawyer” THE LAWYERS, Bob, know too much. They are chums of the books of old John Marshall. They know it all, what a dead hand wrote, A stiff dead hand and its knuckles crumbling, The bones of the fingers a thin white ash. The lawyers know a dead man’s thoughts too well. In the heels of the higgling lawyers, Bob, Too many slippery ifs and buts and howevers, Too much hereinbefore provided whereas, Too many doors to go in and out of. | When the lawyers are through What is there left, Bob? Can a mouse nibble at it And find enough to fasten a tooth in? Why is there always a secret singing When a lawyer cashes in? Why does a hearse horse snicker Hauling a lawyer away? The work of a bricklayer goes to the blue. The knack of a mason outlasts a moon. The hands of a plasterer hold a room together. The land of a farmer wishes him back again. Singers of songs and dreamers of plays Build a house no wind blows over. The lawyers—tell me why a hearse horse snickers hauling a lawyer’s bones.

5: I chose this poem because I thought it was very interesting how the author of the poem expressed his opinion on how lawyers are and how they go over detail on everything. The author also uses a lot of creativity in his poem. In the poem he’s talking to a person named Bob showing that he’s having a conversation with someone.

6: “If I Fail” If in my quest 2 achieve my goals I stumble or crumble and lose my soul Those that knew me would easily co-sign There was never life as hard as mine No father-no money-no chance and no guide I only follow my voice inside if it guides me wrong and I do not win I'll learn from mistakes and try 2 achieve again.

7: I chose this poem because the poem says if you fail try and try again till you achieve your goals. It says to follow your voice inside and if it leads you wrong, learn from your mistakes and try again. I really like this poem because it’s telling everyone no matter your situation you can achieve.

8: St. Louis Cardinals When I watch you At Busch stadium Watching you guys play Day or at night Or When I watch you At an opponents stadium In your grey jerseys Playing defense or playing offense I say When I watch you Play baseball the way It’s supposed to be played Playing with all that you have I stand up For the St. Louis Cardinals I stand up

10: The Country I used to live in the country outside of town when I was little. I remember how it felt to run in the hot weather of summer. I loved to swim In the pond With all my Siblings behind my house.

12: Cardinals Logo http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-b0PD-kqm3eQ/TYIUhs9wQkI/AAAAAAAAc1o/zJCo1ObAE-8/s1600/st_louis_cardinals_1998-present_logo.gif&imgrefurl=http://maatology.blogspot.com/2011/03/out-976-illi-mo-arts-and-ent-bitz-march.html&h=338&w=545&sz=8&tbnid=VtRffZMEhpwdMM:&tbnh=82&tbnw=133&prev=/search%3Fq%3DSt.%2Blouis%2Bcardinals%2Blogo%26tbm%3Disch%26tbo%3Du&zoom=1&q=St.+louis+cardinals+logo&hl=en&usg=__CYSGRIYNhvEFcvPp4OJkYOpMIN4=&sa=X&ei=iWaoTf2gL4i3tgf1k73fBw&ved=0CBgQ9QEwAA | Baseball Picture http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.putaso.com/images/baseball1.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.putaso.com/&usg=__nDS1yYOGA58OV8BGE4eRBEv7PKk=&h=500&w=464&sz=118&hl=en&start=0&zoom=1&tbnid=fwtU3tDu_QEHOM:&tbnh=131&tbnw=122&ei=PtyuTe_iIcmXtwfn9ZHaAw&prev=/search%3Fq%3DBaseball%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DX%26biw%3D1260%26bih%3D891%26tbm%3Disch%26prmd%3Divnsub&itbs=1&iact=rc&dur=202&oei=BNyuTb2cNo_Btge43OXbAw&page=1&ndsp=34&ved=1t:429,r:31,s:0&tx=73&ty=94 | Lawyer Picture http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.segretilaw.com/images/dayton_lawyer_bar.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.segretilaw.com/dayton_attorney_organizations.shtml&usg=__Q2DpcAv4vcRsBp_5BuXfdHZCfzs=&h=306&w=460&sz=35&hl=en&start=138&zoom=1&tbnid=x7Fvs0QI8lYfXM:&tbnh=136&tbnw=181&ei=sNyuTZfTHca4twfYyP3eAw&prev=/search%3Fq%3DLawyer%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DX%26biw%3D1260%26bih%3D891%26tbm%3Disch0%2C2867&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=582&vpy=448&dur=3877&hovh=183&hovw=275&tx=181&ty=119&oei=mtyuTajTII63tgeygNXdAw&page=5&ndsp=34&ved=1t:429,r:10,s:138&biw=1260&bih=891 | Rose http://www.google.com/search?q=the+rose+that+grew+from+concrete&hl=en&prmd=ivnsb&source=lnms&tbm=isch&ei=gt2uTfSTHcahtwfjkYTfAw&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CBUQ_AUoAQ&biw=1260&bih=891 | The Country Picutre http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.nps.gov/noco/planyourvisit/images/unnamed_lake_from_North_Country_NST_556.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.nps.gov/noco/planyourvisit/maps.htm&usg=___0d7TyNqQ_Mg7xgfPmuYdsT3CDI=&h=417&w=556&sz=80&hl=en&start=0&zoom=1&tbnid=JSTreJP2OixmhM:&tbnh=127&tbnw=168&ei=duKuTdOyKtO3tgfM6OzbAw&prev=/search%3Fq%3DCountry%26hl%3Den%26biw%3D1260%26bih%3D891%26tbm%3Disch&itbs=1&iact=rc&dur=406&oei=QuKuTd6YD8y2twez_9zeAw&page=1&ndsp=30&ved=1t:429,r:9,s:0&tx=99&ty=72 | Images

13: Works Cited Sandburg, Carl. “The Lawyer.” Good Poems for Hard Times. Ed. Garrison Keillor. New York: Penguin Group, 2005. . Print. Shakur, Tupac. “If I Fail.” The Rose that grew from concrete. New York: Pocket Books, 1999. 27. Print. Swenson, May. “Analysis of Baseball.” Good Poems for Hard Times. Ed. Garrison Keillor. New York: Penguin Group, 2005. 130-131. Print.

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