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The Role Model


Would that I could be a star
an athlete with great fame renown
to sink a ball into a hoop
or smack a ball with a wooden bat
and carry a ball across a field
where the measure of man
is contractual gain
even though I must play in the rain

a role model for the common youth
even though I am uncouth

I may shoot a man
abuse a woman
commit adultery when I can
I can box very well
and beat someone without a care
and if that doesn't work
I’ll bite off an ear
I must practice each day to make the win
and after the game, let the fun begin
excellent drugs, let freedom ring!
ah, would that I could be a star
an athlete with great fame renown
I just sign here and here’s my goal
all I do is sell my soul

© Ralph Sergi	

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  1. Date: 9/16/2014 7:46:00 PM

    Thank you,Nette: I wrote that poem quite a few years and I only submitted it because of more spousal abuse and now child abuse. There is something about a sports figure that makes him think he's a god.
  1. Date: 9/16/2014 3:37:00 PM

    fame can sometimes consume a person and make him less humane... your work is brilliant, serge.. huggs

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