Lance Armstrong

Written by: ilene bauer

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.