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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

Copyright © | Year Posted 2012




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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
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Bob Quigley
Date: 2/7/2012 8:51:00 AM
Thanks Carol
Date: 2/6/2012 8:04:00 AM
Bob,congratulations on your win.
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Bob Quigley
Date: 2/6/2012 11:04:00 AM
Thank you Kash
Date: 2/6/2012 1:31:00 AM
nice win, thank you, Al
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Bob Quigley
Date: 2/6/2012 11:04:00 AM
Appreciate it Al
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
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Bob Quigley
Date: 2/5/2012 12:06:00 PM
Thanks Jon
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
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Date: 2/5/2012 12:06:00 PM
Thank you Joyce. Appreciate your comments
Date: 2/5/2012 10:41:00 AM
Bob congrats on your win, nice photo Bob..David
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Bob Quigley
Date: 2/5/2012 12:07:00 PM
Thanks David. Thanks for the kudos about the photo. I have not idea who he is:)
Date: 2/5/2012 10:08:00 AM
ohh, so entranced, bob.. a round of congrats on your fine win! :) huggs!
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Bob Quigley
Date: 2/5/2012 12:08:00 PM
Very much appreciated Nette
Date: 2/5/2012 9:15:00 AM
Yes i see now Bob it was Debbies contest,, and congratulations on a high spot...!
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Bob Quigley
Date: 2/5/2012 9:50:00 AM
Appreciate it Joe
Date: 2/1/2012 8:28:00 AM
this was put together very nicely
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Bob Quigley
Date: 2/1/2012 8:30:00 AM
Thanks Dillon
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.
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Date: 1/27/2012 8:28:00 AM
Thanks Bob. Unfortunate that the public seems to have a proclivity for tearing people down.
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
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Date: 1/25/2012 2:11:00 PM
I believe the whole thing played a role in hastening his death also. Too bad. He (and Bobby) gave so much for their schools.
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
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Date: 1/25/2012 8:37:00 AM
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.
Date: 1/24/2012 3:54:00 PM
Very well done I did enjoy this read, Bren: )
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Bob Quigley
Date: 1/24/2012 11:02:00 PM
Thanks Bren. It was a fun write
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.
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Bob Quigley
Date: 1/24/2012 11:03:00 PM
Rhyme it is. Thanks Debbie