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Lance Armstrong

Lance expects forgiveness now
For coughing up the truth,
Even though the clues were there
For any paltry sleuth.

Confessing all on Oprah’s show,
He hopes to get on track,
Believing that the sport would gladly
Want to have him back.

After years and years of lying,
While his fans continued hoping,
It’s a bit anti-climactic
To admit that he was doping.

A hero who has fallen
Often stays down in the dust,
For it’s hard to get your base back
After you’ve betrayed their trust.

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  1. Date: 1/19/2013 10:06:00 AM
    Amen.

  1. Date: 1/16/2013 2:32:00 PM
    I really liked reading this one today. I love how you take current things in the news and write about them. You are also like a historian poet that way!

  1. Date: 1/16/2013 3:48:00 AM
    Life is an immense mirror where truth is reflected sooner or later! Congratulations for attacking falsehood ! Brilliantly expressed ! Thank you!

  1. Date: 1/15/2013 8:28:00 PM
    He had that air of invicibility behind that facade, now we are getting the truth. Very human with frailties. Good social commentary, thanks for sharing.

  1. Date: 1/15/2013 6:59:00 PM
    So true Ilene.Enjoyed your poem.