By Dave Hanks
The gifted high school athlete – is in a situation unique.
His ego is on display – for any recruiter to “tweak”.
They will “wine and dine” him, – and his parents as well.
His past and future glories – they labor hard to tell.
He feels so extra-ordinary, – from all they have to say.
But little does he know, – that there’s going to come a day –
When that gigantic bubble, – laid on him from the first;
Has about run its course. – It is just about to burst!
‘Cause when they finally “land him” – (when they get him there)
He becomes “their game” – and anything is fair.
Life will suddenly change. – It will take on a different “feel”.
Coaches are now ranting, and cussing! – Is that now part of the deal?”
He is no longer grandiose, – no longer the favored “son”.
Amid all the many bodies, – he is just another one.
And in life a lesson, now hits him “stark and plain”, –
That any inner, glowing comfort – can quickly become a pain.
Human nature is so freakish. – animalistic to see.
Because they will only love you: – “For what you do for me!”
“Kiss your buttT” while trying to sign you, – is acceptable (nothing is too
But when they eventually get you,
“Look out! They’re going to “CHEW YOUR ASS”!