My inspiration for this poem was the Carl E. Stotz statue, which represents the founder of the Little League World Series and sits among the other Bases Loaded statues on Market Street. 

“Everyday I walk past

This man on a bench

Welcomingly he sits there

With his arm outstretched

Sometimes I sit next to him

With his arm around me

Wondering why his presence

Is comforting

I talk and he listens

With not much say

He just let’s me vent

While quiet he remains

I pretend at times

That he’s the father I did lose

Even though

He is just a statue.”

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