When that man came ’round the base,
There was no denying the smile
On his face.
His skin shone dark,
In the sun.
He was on the field.
He had won.
With just one play.
Because when that man
Stepped on the field.
Even though he had no weapon to wield.
He was breaking something that had stood
Since the beginning
When bats were only sticks of wood.
When he trotted across the plate.
The world couldn’t wait.
Goodbye color barrier!
In memory of Jackie Robinson, first black major league player.