Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Johnny Football and Rehab

Johnny Football on the field was a scrambling razzle dazzle  
Zigging and zagging left and right to the defense frazzle
But off the field away from the fans’ cheers
The dazzle was dropped in favor of drugs, spirits and beers
Johnny Football could party all night long
A drink always in his hand rocking to the sounds
Too many drinks, too many drugs
That soon his skill could not sweep under the rug
 Slowed down, passes gone soon no longer zigging and zagging free
Too soon cornered by abuse and now up a rehab tree
From a Heisman Trophy his freshman year to being drafted then cut by the Browns
Another example of a career by booze and drugs cut down
Problem for him is that alcoholics when it comes to sobriety and relapse lie like rugs
Too often covering up the facts that they have been using once again booze and drugs
Hopefully he will finally a sober path choose
For now the ante has been upped and he has a wife to lose
© May 8, 2018 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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