To Any Athlete
There are little eyes upon you and they’re watching night and day,
and there are little ears that take in every word you say.
There are little hands all eager to do anything you do
and a little boy who’s dreaming of the day he’ll be like you.
You’re the little fellow’s idol, you’re the wisest of the wise;
in his mind about you no suspicions ever arise.
He believes in you devoutly, holds all that you say and do.
He will say and do in your own way when he’s a grownup like you.
There’s a wide-eyed little fellow who believes you’re always right,
and his ears are always open and he watches day and night.
You are setting an example every day in all you do,
for the little boy who’s waiting to grow up to be just like you.