I like most any poem that is a tribute, because it shows such an example of a loving bond and appreciation for that blessing. How precious is it that you love someone enough to write a poem about them! The thing I love most about this is your support of your foster-son. If he's successful, it must be because of your endless devotion and tremendous support!
The accolades are wonderful to read and I suspect to receive. The poem is a tribute to someone who passed many a test with flying colours. Your use of words is always so appropriate and lyrical. I enjoyed reading this poem.
Jaybird - this is a beautiful tribute to your foster son. You are obviously so proud of him. I'd love to know if you've shown him this poem. This line really caught my eye - A special blend of fate and guts. Great work!
Great tribute to your foster son! Nice analogy of baseball and life. It had a really nice flow to it, very enjoyable to read. Someone who in society eyes counted out, has risen through life to become a winner!