migueltio

January 20, 2013

Hard To Call Them Heroes

Filed under: Poetry — migueltio @ 9:45 am

Years ago
many years ago
I had heroes
athletic heroes
who competed
from the heart
not just the
cash flow.

Over those years
so many tears
have washed out
that rainbow
turning today’s
competitors
into shadows that
I hardly know.

Drugs and dope
have crushed
our hope
no one voted
to the Hall Of Fame
Bronze Metal
LOST
honor
COST
no more triumph
interview of
SHAME.

Strikes and lockouts
keep our fans
out
what’s it all
about
as players hold
out
for more cash
to be doled
out
in the end
fans are
SOLD OUT.

Even coaches and staff
risk it all
with an injured player
to take their fall
who should never have
had his hands on
the ball just to
be crushed again
by an opposing wall.

Colleges now
the butt of jokes
with players
caught up
in a hoax
or more abuses
coming from
the shower
covered up
by those
in power
turning sweet
reputations sour
crumbling down
their faulty tower.

Pardon me
if sports
today
does not
exite
me
in the
same way.

~Miguel

5 Comments »

  1. thats the reason i too have lost interest in sports, heaven only know when i will come to know that the player i admired was actually a man impersonating as a woman or was using all sorts of drugs!

    Comment by sharmishtha basu — January 23, 2013 @ 5:42 am

    • Wow thats crazy!! 🙂 Hugs!

      Comment by migueltio — February 3, 2013 @ 4:03 pm

      • recently it happened in bengali, the province of india in which i live, a woman after winning quite a few medals was called man, then later ofcourse after all sorts of tests it was said that she is a woman.

        Comment by sharmishtha basu — February 21, 2013 @ 1:44 am

      • wow!

        Comment by migueltio — February 24, 2013 @ 5:32 pm

  2. I agree with your thoughts. Few real hero’s. Sad when men and woman in spot light can maintain a proper life.

    Comment by johncoyote — March 2, 2013 @ 1:44 pm


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