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The Game
By Sherry Gail Heim
Monday, May 30, 2005

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This is a story/poem I wrote for children.

The Game


Susan had an older brother

His name was Tyler Lee

He played with frogs and lizards (YUK!)

And ate lunch up in a tree (He’s weird)


They had a friendly dog, named Scamp

Who stayed by Susan’s side

She took Scamp with her everywhere

Showed her off with girlish pride


One day while at the softball field

Ty’s team did come up short

Two fielders they were missing

They needed players to import


So he asked his sister Susan

If she’d help him out that day

Would she like to be a fielder?

For the trophy, would she play?


She said she’d do it gladly

On two conditions, she did add

That Scamp could be there with her

And they invite their Mom and Dad


Ty moaned and groaned a little

But no other choice he knew

He gave Sue his extra mitt

And a pair of baseball shoes


To Scamp he gave a bandana

In the colors of the team

And sent her out to centerfield


Where not too clearly she'd be seen



The game was going nicely

Though their team was down by one

They got the bases loaded

But they couldn’t get a run


Then in the final inning

With the other team at bat

Scamp caught the long-gone fly ball

Three out, three batters flat


Still down by one and out of time

It was Susan’s turn at bat

Ty was standing out on first

Two strikes, the count was at


Then in the stands she heard the cries

Of the fans, plus Mom and Dad

She knew she had to make the hit

Or no vic’try would be had


From behind she heard loud barking

Scamp remained her loyal fan

And Tyler yelled “I love you, Sis”

“You’ll get the hit, I know you can”


With her confidence restored

And fresh rosin on her hand

She stepped up to the plate

Line drive, her focused plan


Here comes the pitch, her bat connects

Loud crack rings through the air

The ball is going, going, gone

She raced home without a care



And standing there to greet her

Was the team, plus Mom and Dad

She and Scamp, were the heroes

League trophies, they now had


Susan said the best part of it all

Was wearing Tyler’s mitt

And when she was feeling scared and weak

His love helped her get the hit


So, now upon the mantle, stand

Three trophies, and a glove

While Tyler, Scamp and Susan 

Share the bond of family love


Sherry Gail Heim

September 19, 2004

Copyright © Sherry Gail Heim 2004


The moral of this story is:

Always believe in yourself. 

Help your family, even if you think they are weird. 

Always be true to your friends. 

...and above all, remember that love can make miracles happen. 


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Reviewed by Rhonda Galizia 5/16/2006
...omigosh! this is darling! i actually have a grandson, age 7, named TYLER LEE!!! i truly enjoyed this, Sherry. ~ rhonda
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 1/27/2006
cute poetic story with a lesson Sherry
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 12/17/2005
Great message. Lovely tale in poetic meter. Thank you for sharing this gift, Sherry. Love and peace.

Reviewed by Nordette Adams 12/13/2005
Well done, Sherry. I see you're hiding poetry in the short story section. :-) Great message here. Who can disagree? Well there's always some oddball who can, but really, who can disagree? :-) ~~Nordette
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 11/6/2005
A lovely little tale, Sherry.

Reviewed by Tracey L. O' Very 6/9/2005
Sherry, this is a wonderful and so encouraging story. Scamp the best part. Like you wrote about my Scamp.xoox. You added everything in here. Boys needing girls family and caring for the critters. This would and should be in schools, everywhere children may be. Get this one made into a book. Defintely!!
I love the moral even if they're weird!! (C :)
You are an excellent Magnificent artist of the pen. Simply OUTSTANDING!!! Thanks so much for this story really boosts the inner spirits and moral.xoox
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 5/31/2005
wonderful lesson in this; thank you, sherry! well done!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :D
Reviewed by Felix Perry 5/30/2005
I must have missed this first time around and I'm glad you re[psted it too wonderful life lesson story filled with humour, love and caring, Great write.

Reviewed by E T Waldron 5/30/2005
Sherry I'm glad you reposted! This is great, I love the fact that a girl got into the action of sports for a change!;-) This was a sweet story very nicely done!

Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 5/30/2005
Thanks for sharing this again!!

Love Tinka

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