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.


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

  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

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

  4. They become our role model and inspiration.

  5. beautiful words woven into a beautiful tribute!

  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.

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

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

  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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