To An Athlete

There are little eyes upon you,

And they're watching night and day;

There are little ears that quickly

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 wisets of the wise,

In his little mind about you,

No suspicions ever rise;

He believes in you devoutly,

Holds that all you say and do,

He will say and do, in your way

When he's a grown-up 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 and be like you. 

Author Unknown