Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Today in Ron Cook Poetry: It's true. I know it's true.

It's time for another installment of our longest-running and potentially most popular feature: Ron Cook Poetry. (For the rules, click here).  Today, Ron discusses whether athletes are genuine when they apologize, and boy oh boy, is it a doozy.

It's true. I know it's true.
by Ron Cook

That's a lot of regret, real or coerced.
We've become hardened by it all.
Is it just me or is it difficult to take the apology seriously?
I struggle to see the sincerity.
I'm betting on choice two.
Not to be cynical.
Nice thoughts, right?
React to violence by encouraging more violence?
That's horrific.
Genuine apologies?
You decide.
It's true.
I know it's true.
But that doesn't make it right.
It's pretty disheartening, actually.
He's a talented, exciting player.
Actually, that's not entirely true.
Manziel is 20.
Is it fair to any athlete?
A teacher, perhaps.
A church figure.
A coach.
His reputation is largely solid, as best I can tell.
He was the boy's favorite player.
And do.

Free Cook.

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