Sunday, February 25, 2007
The crowd roared with the band!
And YOUR team took the field again
With Brodhead smiling in the stands.
They cheered, not JUST Lacrosse,
They cheered because they understood
What those "fantastic lies" have cost.
They cheered your team ... who stood with you,
Though hounded to the ground,
While Durham offered "cash rewards"
On...vigilante posters throughout town;
Who stood with you while the media
Had their love affair with Mike,
And potbangers demanded "Castrate Them,"
And Crystal worked the pole at night;
Who stood with you while suddenly
You became some symbol to abhor,
And some demanded, even innocent,
YOU pay... for what had gone before;
Who stood with you when shamefully
Those we most trusted to be fair...
Betrayed every ethic they claimed to hold,
Their own biases deadly clear.
But yesterday the crowd cheered young men
Who stood firm in the trust of truth.
Who stood up to fear, and vilification.
Showed courage beyond their youth.
"Don't make them heroes," the Hoaxers warn.
We didn't. This long test crowned them such.
Through trial, real heroes are born!
It's PAST time you were back in the game.
And a few of these Hoaxers need to head into court
And the rest...slink off in shame!