Monday, February 2, 2015

Johnny Football Checks Into Rehab

In college, Johnny Football was almost impossible to sack
God help the defense when he was on a scrambling attack
Quick and  agile, tacklers he would cause to miss
On the surface in college a picture of total bliss
Heisman trophy in his freshman year
Of the defenders he had no fear
Today to his dismay he has suited up for a completely different game
Where the defense is cunning, baffling and powerful and hard to tame
The news is that Johnny Football has audibled from the shotgun to rehab
To try to break the tackles of the alcohol demons seeking to grab
Alcoholism is a disease from which no one is immune
Some it overpowers late in life and others like Johnny Football very soon
Checking into rehab may mean he has completed the first step
Of a journey at the end he will not regret
With an ego the second can be difficult and very hard
When the disease is holding all the trump cards
But he also wears on his jersey number 2
Symbol of a step on the way to discarding all spirits, wine and brew
His fans wish him success in this game, wish him well
Hope that on a daily basis he can step away from a descent into alcohol's fatal hell
© February 2, 2015 the Alaskanpoet

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