Friday, June 16, 2017

A Heavy Price

Danger is a constant force 
That presses ever closer 
When goals come into focus and 
The prize lies just ahead. 
Tiptoeing around it would be 
Prudent if not easier than 
Bulling past with helmet lowered 
Striking head to head. 
Lying dazed and shattered 
Hazed and tattered from the battle, 
Hearing sideline prattle wanting 
Desperately to know. 
Did I cross the goal line as 
The seconds ticked to nothing? 
Will I ride on shoulders or 
Is this the final show? 
Heroes are just suckers 
Offered up for sacrifice, 
Willingly forsaking as 
They pay a heavy price.

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