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Poems From Bard to Verse

by Mel Wade
 

THE BOTTOM LINE

In Greek and Roman days of yore

Athletes seldom kept the score.

 

Yet sporting feats of sterling note

Led epic poets to emote.

 

Heroic verse struck fear in foes,

Enhancing heroes’ own egos.

 

While modern games lack odes and verses,

Winners play for bulging purses.

 

Not content with epic praises,

Modern champions, seeking raises,

 

See no worth in accolade.

(Their game depends on what they’re paid).

 

And have a tendency to crash

When compensation’s not in cash.

 

Their sterling play becomes much worse.

In fact, they go from bard to verse,

 

While moving slower than molasses,

Merely resting on their –laurels.

 

“A garland, wreath? Now don’t be funny.

For us to play, ‘show us the money’. “

 

Reprinted here with the kind permission of the author Mel Wade - © November 13, 1998
 The Bottom Line © April 25, 2003 Mel Wade
Written by Mel Wade “while watching the Bucks blow a chance at winning
a playoff game last night.”  Milwaukee Bucks (NBA Basketball Team)

 

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