Goodbye, Ernie.

On the northside of Chicago
Lies pure frustration’s hub.
But Wrigley Field is quiet and sad
As we say Farewell to Mr. Cub.

A true Cubs fan stays faithful
Through every error, foul, and flub.
We learned to be so steadfast
From the spirit of Mr. Cub.

Though decades pass without a win
For our beleaguered club,
And though they oft leave our patience
Worn to a nub,
We shall always love our Northside boys
And cheer from every pub.
So Rest in Peace, dear Ernie Banks.
Farewell, our friend, Mister Cub.

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5 Responses to Goodbye, Ernie.

  1. 1jaded1 says:

    Yes, John. Chicago is a little less happy today.

  2. benzeknees says:

    I saw this fellow passed away today. I don’t like baseball, but it sounds like he was someone you admired. Sorry for your loss.

  3. Elyse says:

    Good to see you, John. Even if it is for sad news.

  4. padresteve says:

    It was a sad day, i wrote about it too as a fan. He was a great man and ball player. I remember watching him on Saturday’s on NBC’s game of the week announced by Curt Gowdy, as well as various All Star games.

  5. Archon's Den says:

    Another fine poetic paean. I didn’t know you were a Cubs fan – or is it just an anything-Chicago fan? As Elyse alludes, folks have been lookin’ for you again, especially a certain sharp Angle from Cincinnati.

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