Sunday, January 22, 2012

Winning Coach

Winning Coach a Symbol of Penn State

If I were the editor in chief
Heads would roll
A pedophile and an institution
Of higher learning
And dare we venture
lower moral values linked in bold type.

There once as a time
When being a sports star
Did not excuse
amoral behavior
We expected so much more
of our icons.

And we knew better
than praise their resumes
on national news.
We buried their shame
Oh, so quietly and rightly
In the back page obits below the fold.

J. Binford-Bell
January 2012

The exercise this week for Jingle Poetry at Gooseberry Gardens was to take a headline from the New York times and write. I did.


  1. honest and powerful media portrayal,

    Happy Poetry Picnic.

  2. Role models need to be held to a higher standard and need to be punished to the full extent of the law if found to be unworthy of the mantle.


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