Mr. 42

for most people 4 and 2 equals six
but for me 4 and 2 equals one
one man who changed the game
one man who wasn’t afraid
a hero to some
while a villain to others
he walked onto the field
with fans of many colors
with booing here
and cheering there
he just didn’t seem to care
Mr. Robinson was on a mission
and nothing would stop his vision
White vs. Black
some wanted none of that
players, coaches, and fans had other plans
N word here N word there
stolen base here stolen base there
Mr. Robinson was everywhere
with nothing but a bat and glove
he turned the white man’s hate into love.

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