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Rated: E · Poetry · Sports · #1467591
Written in response to rape charges against athletes.
AN APPEAL TO ATHLETES


Athletes, your bodies are strong.
In sports-field you move along
With a grace that is so raw
That it invites instant awe.

You have among spectators,
Only lovers, no haters.
Women give you smile and kiss,
Which, certainly, is true bliss.

Athletes, you can well control
Physical reflexes all
So that rivals you may trounce
And victoriously bounce.

But, you have reflexes more,
Whose nature is not so pure
You don’t control them at all
And indulge in a free fall.

Athletes, if in bed you roll
With an unsuspecting doll
Clasping, grasping, tender flesh,
Smothering a beauty fresh,

This won’t do your genre proud.
Your valour, yes, It would shroud.
It shows you in true colours.
Your image certainly blurs.

Athletes, you better restrict
Yourself in a manner strict.
When you are made for outdoors,
Why so defile the indoors?



• Written in 7-7-7-7 meter, aabb rhyme.
• Initially written as item 806391, which was deleted on 19 December 04. It was written in the wake of rape charges against a reputed athlete who was competing in an international athletic event. Posted again as a static item on 28 August 2008.


MC Gupta
24 January, 2004
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