Historically a challenging test of pedal endurance,
Individual stamina seeks to seize the yellow jersey.
Terrain of mind and body tested to great heights,
Cornered and plunged into unforgiving dark chasms.
The highs and the lows include or gradually exclude,
Anxious for victory spoils and to secure winning titles.
The golden goodies a treasure chest of future glories,
Esteem placed on a pedestal of ultimate adulation.
The feasting and the fantasy worlds collided for a few,
Falling from grace to whispers of illegalities and cheating.
Reputations wrenched from proud leadership ledgers,
Tarnished and greedy peddlers unchained the mighty.
Uphill motions erased by the eventual downward spiral,
Chains of events overtook even the fastest of cycling men.
©Copyright Eileen T O’Neill 23/07/2014
Poets United MidWeek Motif: Le Tour de France….