Stars in the Drug Show

January 29, 2016 | Posted by Peter Jakobsen | LIFE, PETER'S WRITING, Ulalume | 2 Comments |

Who can tell the honest score

When no-one knows or can be sure

That the ball in the net / an incomplete pass

Or the bungled catch / upon the grass

Weren’t planned?

photo by Sebastian Maćkiewicz

photo by Sebastian Maćkiewicz

Should you work the mobile phone,

With your team well in the zone

Where Olympic pride / the bikes they ride

Head for the lowlands, on a peptide

Of flasks, all banned?

(photo: Panek)

(photo: Panek)

We’re all ‘stars in the drug show’ now,

We made it happen – we showed them how

By greasing on our couches, betting

And buying all they sold us, letting

Them jab their engorged hand.

photo by Robert Wielgórski

photo by Robert Wielgórski

(image by Zebracani)

(image by Zebracani)


  1. Reply


    January 31, 2016

    Totally true! Games plus cash = fix

  2. Reply

    Denise Jakobsen

    February 16, 2016

    A lament for our times. Or was it ever so, but less overt? Anyhow, a moving poem.

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