The Shadow Boxer

muhammad ali, poetry, prose, poem, steven humphreys

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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Author: Steven Humphreys

I have long been married and currently write posts every day about health and wellness and poetry. I have authored several books currently for sale at the popular outlets. I hope you like my blog finding my articles informative as well as entertaining. Feel free to let me know what you think. You can read more 'about me' on this site. Thanks for stopping by!

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