Kansas City Royals Lose the World Series, 2014
Two outs, ninth inning, down by one, game seven
Gordon’s line drive skips free in center field
One run would tie the game – our baseball heaven
Could still be reached, decades of loss be healed.
The city watched as Gordon rounded first
Then second, as the ball rolled in center, free.
He might or might not make it home! Then fans cursed.
He stopped. The next batter was out number three.
The forefathers of Kansas City fans
Boldly left the East coast for a fresh start
And opportunity in western lands
But only got half way, saw plains, lost heart.
When Gordon stopped, he opened an old wound.
Could they have made it? Did they stop too soon?