Jackie Robinson.

A great player. The right man for history.

Now I am linked to him,

Not in historical significance

More in numbers, quantification really.

My colleague and I were talking

Middle aged men reminiscing

About those run-all-day days

About those eat-all-day days

We knew not so long ago.

We wondered why we get

So tired after work,

Having so little energy for other stuff.

Then Mr. Robinson came to light,

His weight of being really too much to carry.

One year, that’s all it took

To create unforeseen changes,

A present so unrecognizable

That something must be done.

To know is one thing,

To commit another.

Better get with it.

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