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Joe Pa

As a young man, his world awaited His thirst for success unabated Found his niche, hunger unsated To build a better team Years went by, his fortunes grew Ever larger crowds he drew Trophies, accolades accrue A legend it would seem With his legacy assured On one decision he demurred Lack of action was inferred The end of a dream Indicted by a colleagues shame He was forced to share the blame In the press besmirch his name Take one for the team After all the games he won After all the good he'd done A storied champion was undone It killed him it would seem
Written in honor of Joe Paterno Couplets are written in tetrameter and trimeter

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  1. Date: 4/23/2012 12:16:00 PM
    Hi Bob first time I have been to your poems liked this immensely will be back again

  1. Date: 2/7/2012 8:21:00 AM
    Congratulations to you on your win in Debbie Guzzi 's "Change for the Meter" contest Bob. Love, Carol

    Quigley Avatar Bob Quigley
    Date: 2/7/2012 8:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Carol
  1. Date: 2/6/2012 8:04:00 AM
    Bob,congratulations on your win.

    Quigley Avatar Bob Quigley
    Date: 2/6/2012 11:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Kash
  1. Date: 2/6/2012 1:31:00 AM
    nice win, thank you, Al

    Quigley Avatar Bob Quigley
    Date: 2/6/2012 11:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Appreciate it Al
  1. Date: 2/5/2012 11:48:00 AM
    Wonderfully written! Congratulations for your win in Debbie's contest! hugs, Catie :)

    Quigley Avatar Bob Quigley
    Date: 2/5/2012 12:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Catie
  1. Date: 2/5/2012 11:40:00 AM
    A fine write Bob, as usual. It wasn't good that he didn't follow up more. If our families were involved we would struggle with forgiveness more. I do agree, however that it's a shame that one incident, that we're aware of, would totally destroy years of good and unselfish contributions. He will be revered at State College. Congrats Bob

    Quigley Avatar Bob Quigley
    Date: 2/5/2012 12:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    A travesty no matter how you cut it Craig. But I hate to see him go out this way too.
  1. Date: 2/5/2012 11:38:00 AM
    What a shame to leave with this trouble. I feel much the same Bob....Good job and tribute to the man. Best, Jon

    Quigley Avatar Bob Quigley
    Date: 2/5/2012 12:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Jon
  1. Date: 2/5/2012 11:14:00 AM
    A very sad occurrence. So sorry his name was smeared by such loathsome actions of another. I hope he found peace with it. Great job Bob and wonderful meter. Love, Joyce

    Quigley Avatar Bob Quigley
    Date: 2/5/2012 12:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Joyce. Appreciate your comments
  1. Date: 2/5/2012 10:41:00 AM
    Bob congrats on your win, nice photo Bob..David

    Quigley Avatar Bob Quigley
    Date: 2/5/2012 12:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks David. Thanks for the kudos about the photo. I have not idea who he is:)
  1. Date: 2/5/2012 10:08:00 AM
    ohh, so entranced, bob.. a round of congrats on your fine win! :) huggs!

    Quigley Avatar Bob Quigley
    Date: 2/5/2012 12:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Very much appreciated Nette
  1. Date: 2/5/2012 9:15:00 AM
    Yes i see now Bob it was Debbies contest,, and congratulations on a high spot...!

    Quigley Avatar Bob Quigley
    Date: 2/5/2012 9:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Appreciate it Joe
  1. Date: 2/1/2012 8:28:00 AM
    this was put together very nicely

    Quigley Avatar Bob Quigley
    Date: 2/1/2012 8:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Dillon
  1. Date: 1/26/2012 11:47:00 PM
    Joe (RIP) deserved a much better fate. He is gone now and we will miss him. Good way to write about him.

    Quigley Avatar Bob Quigley
    Date: 1/27/2012 8:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Bob. Unfortunate that the public seems to have a proclivity for tearing people down.
  1. Date: 1/25/2012 11:29:00 AM
    Bob, I always thought Bobby Bowden and Joe Paterno were in a class of their own. I find it sad that Bobby was forced to "retire" because FSU had a few so-so seasons (but still always played in bowl games). Joe was already very ill when the news of the child molestation by a staff member broke. Perhaps there is more he could have done, but I hated to see him go out in shame. I do believe the incident sped up his death. Excellent poem! Love, Carolyn

    Quigley Avatar Bob Quigley
    Date: 1/25/2012 2:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I believe the whole thing played a role in hastening his death also. Too bad. He (and Bobby) gave so much for their schools.
  1. Date: 1/25/2012 7:35:00 AM
    I wish I had a better understanding on the forms of poetry so I could give you a clear confident comment on your writing. I will tell you I do love reading poetry. I thank you for sharing yours today I enjoyed reading it Bob. Love, Carol

    Quigley Avatar Bob Quigley
    Date: 1/25/2012 8:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes, it is a little odd, including both tetrameter and trimeter in the same poem and rhyming the fourth line of each verse with each other, but I hope that is what makes poetry so interesting. Thanks for stopping by Carol.
  1. Date: 1/24/2012 3:54:00 PM
    Very well done I did enjoy this read, Bren: )

    Quigley Avatar Bob Quigley
    Date: 1/24/2012 11:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Bren. It was a fun write
  1. Date: 1/24/2012 2:47:00 PM
    Well Bob, I think you have limerick MAKINGS here [I'm still trying to get this 3 footed meter thingie into my brain so right now I don't have time to tell you which one BUT go MARK the words which are stressed and then read my blog] Each of them COULD be a limerick IF you added 2 more line..I WOULD NOT DO THIS..because it is interesting and unique what you DID! Calling it rhyme is fine.

    Quigley Avatar Bob Quigley
    Date: 1/24/2012 11:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Rhyme it is. Thanks Debbie