Definitions As An Intention To Describe
Definitions as an intention to describe,
by Lawrence S. Pertillar
Can be so confining to the mind.
Case in point...
Having to 'some' a meaning.
To those probing their observations,
Making little sense to make sensible...
A reason to find a rhyme.
I remember when I heard the term,
And when I went to my first game,
I was not overwhelmed with excitement.
I couldn't get the 'bat' out of my head.
'Why isn't this game called 'Batball'...
Instead of baseball? '
I kept thinking of that.
Without the bat,
There wouldn't be any baseball played.
I can understand that.
And all that the bases do,
Is just lay there?
That's not a home...base?
And the hitting of a 'homerun'...
That's out of the field of play?
Whoever created this game,
Is a genius.
The terms used as they are applied,
Makes absolutely no sense.
I can understand,
Why it's one of the most favorite sports.
When a player hits that ball,
That might endanger onlookers...
A shouting of 'fore' is heard.
If one is hit...
Be-fore the word is heard,
And even after 'fore'...
What difference does it make?
The other day...
I watched a player of 'baseball' lose his bat.
It went flying into the stadium...
To hit someone in the head.
No one warned the 'victim' at all.
No one shouted...
It's a flying bat.'
At a baseball game?
Where the selling of hot...dogs,
And pea...nuts with beer...
Is a tradition.
And someone wishes to keep the writing of poetry,
By whose definition?
And when does prose not become poetry?