The Shadow Boxer

When I was a

lad

I couldn’t wait to

watch

Cassius

the shadow boxer

Ali

on

his

next heavy weight

bout

But

when he renamed

himself

Muhammad

I didn’t understand it

had something to do with his

religion

I also didn’t get

why he was

a

conscientious objector

during the Vietnam War,

either

Yet,

even though young

I

saw a

 kindness

about the man

as

he knocked out

whites

browns

and blacks

alike

I didn’t care who

got floored

I always

rooted

for Ali

to come out on top

and he did

to me,

he

wasn’t black

and

I wasn’t white

he was a symbol of

the

human potential

that anyone can overcome

almost any obstacle

if he were determined enough

and,

it was

just

ME

watching

a great

American

Hero

Clay

on

my living room

TV

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About Steven Humphreys

I live in 'sunny' California with my lovely wife, three wonderful cats and very handsome dog! I write a lot these days about different subjects I have a 'heartfelt and deep-seated' interest in. I surely hope you will find my articles 'interesting and informative' as well. I sincerely appreciate your interest and you are welcome to visit here as often as you'd like. You can read more 'about me' within this site. Thank you for visiting!
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