Hey, Friend!

“Hey, Friend!” Friend, July 1994, 34

Hey, Friend!

I don’t know your name,

But that doesn’t matter.

Come join in our game—

You can be the next batter!

I noticed you standing,

Just watching us play,

But you could be fielding

If one pops your way.

We’re not a real team,

Just some kids in the park,

Acting out a dream

Until it gets dark.

Come on, it’s your turn,

So get up to bat!

We’ll help you learn how;

I’ll lend you my hat.

Come join in our game

Before it must end.

I don’t know your name,

But I’m sure you’re my friend!

Illustrated by Pat Hoggan