Posted by: Ron DuBour | May 21, 2017

Daily missive breaks into the weekend Sunday the 21st of May.~by Peter Forster‎


Graham Robinson and Joe Wilson asked me to post something to raise
Awareness about depression in sport particularly Rugby Union.

 

Daily missive breaks into the weekend Sunday the 21st of May.

Nobody is immune
The rugby player
Can feel the heat
Of restlessness
The pit of depression
A weight much heavier
Than a ruck or a maul.
Looking good
Can be a curse
When the pain
Is invisible
To the casual onlooker.
A footballer can be
Made for life
And yet
Addiction is
A blood sport
And never far away.
Bankruptcy a common
Denominator
For the high roller
The midfield stroller
Even a quarterback
Can get lost in Jack.
Apparent success
Can be a trap
Without support
There is no sport
In depression.
We are part of a team
But not all the players
Are the same
And where life
Might be an adventure
It is not a game.

 

 

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