Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Fallen Heroes

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When heroes raised so high
fall off their pedestals,
the disappointment
runs deep.

When one barters his soul
to keep the glory,
the price is too high
to be paid.

-for Susan's prompt at Mid Week Motif: the Tour de France which, to me, for so many years, always meant Lance Armstrong. Sigh.

11 comments:

  1. 'Nough said, truly. We all hush a little thinking about him.

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  2. Sherry,
    It seems that we both had a similiar thought about this cycling race. I no longer have any real interest in it.
    Your words are so accurate..

    Best wishes, Eileen

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  3. Maybe he'll get a gig at "World's Dumbest" on tv with all the other fallen B listers.

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  4. They become our role model and inspiration.

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  5. beautiful words woven into a beautiful tribute!

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  6. It is the failing of society (I believe) to place mortals on pedestals. obviously the Greeks and so many other societies have followed suit only to end in disappointment.

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  7. Your words are so true! You're an amazing writer :) I'm really looking forward to reading more of your wonderful writings :)

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  8. Oh yes, the fall we hunt for rather than don't see.

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  9. You do feel like you've been fooled...i think in his head he was in complete denial and didn't think he was cheating...i suppose you get a bit of a god complex and feel invincible..if not untouchable

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