The Wrong Road Taken

The Wrong Road Taken

A Poem by Gerry Legister

Fair play to winners


Littering the track in yellow flops,

Honesty and fraudsters travel together,

And to be a winner without relapse

One blighter will look down upon the other.


To where the rules bend into deception,

Then force nerves to take the wrong road,

Just as good with smoother temptation

And having a better claim to an illicit reward.


The opportunity weakened in providence

Fuse traces made sports sprawl on dirty floors, 

And comfort zone slide into human endurance,

Conned the world into widespread flaws.


Held love and guilt amid the horrors of winning

Killing the pendulum, that extraneous edge.

Exhilarating events of euphoric adrenaline,

Flows from toe to fingertips captures the surge.


Trodden in black, when all cheering suddenly stop,

Knowing how the way was light turned to decent, 

And threaten at last to bury legends at the top

Stereotyping everyone from the past to present.


Media exposure, current of continental drifts,

Raise national anthems with signs of hope,

Platform glazed with sleaze, bribes and gifts,

Undergrowth of the florid myth of dope.


A route to fame that has made all the difference

Between winners and losers of dodgy trophies,

Fairness is morality that claims patience,

Without the luxury of convenient excuses.

© 2016 Gerry Legister

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Added on January 17, 2016
Last Updated on January 17, 2016
Tags: edge, dope, cheats, sports, losers, winners


Gerry Legister
Gerry Legister

Sheffield , Silver Spring , Jamaica

Gerry is a gifted poet, who defines the difficulties of life with the simplicity of living by faith, his inspirational writing and artistic rendering has inspired many to find deeper faith in their be.. more..