Black Sporting Legends

Posted: July 30, 2015 in Uncategorized


My Black Sporting Heroes

Before the likes of Usain Bolt and Jessica Ennis
We need to pay respect to the black hero of tennis
The legendary spirit that is Arthur Ashe
The first black man to have the tennis game on smash
Despite all the racism and the bollocks against him
He still had the crowds and the critics in amazement
It was him who paved the way for the Williams sisters
The finest sporting black women with the nicest figures
I’ve lost count on my fingers
On how many times those two were victors
In their high-profile games
Putting all their competitors to shame
As well as putting them in a different kind of flame
These two lionesses are a little harder to tame
The jazzy smooth and sophisticated Sugar Ray Robinson
Who ran the middleweight division with a fresh lease of oxygen
Winning the championship FIVE TIMES makes him a certified legend
Leaving the likes of Randolph Turpin and Bobo Olson all threatened
For all that he’s done for boxing— he deserves a mention
His whole presence in boxing was the epitome of effervescent
When it comes to the boxing world— this man is the ultimate sunshine
Not only was he a good boxer but he was also a good rhymer
Hence why this boxing giant’s called the biggest all-timer
Making the majority of other boxers look like minors
As he definitely put the work in like hardworking miners
Like the way he gave Joe Frazier a 1975 heavy shiner
Ladies love him because he was a total sublimer
Middle finger to all the haters and the whiners
Totally loved his jokes, poems and his witty one-liners
Some more mad love to Venus and Serena
They’re a different type of Williams sisters to Anna and Nina
Both of those ladies are sweet like Ribena
But on the court they are meaner than meaner
Filling out all arenas like their names were Tina
Remaining with the poise and elegance of a ballerina
I love how these two have the fierceness of Xena
Having their haters running around like a mad bunch of hyenas
I will always love the long jumper Jade Johnson
She still has the sexiness of Beverly Johnson
This woman was running the shit out of the Commonwealth
Everything about her was just the picture of good health
Let’s give a shout-out to Michael Jordan and LeBron James
Who both became stars in their high-profile basketball games
Putting their competition in flames
Like Bryant, Rodman, O’Neal and all the other big names
On track and field no one does it better than FloJo
Having her fellow runners feeling like ‘Oh No!’
She brought style and finesse as well as glamour
Nailing her critics to the ground like a hammer
I’m lost for words like a kid with a stammer
And I’m sure Usain got his bolt by studying her like a crammer
I’ve got love for my Brits Lewis, Eubank, Benn and Bruno
These four hardmen were kicking arses like a game of Judo
I am in awe of my black sporting heroes
They all inspire me to become a somebody— not a zero

Copyright © 2014, 2015 René Olivierre all rights reserved (Taken from the book “The Olivierrean Experience”) written by René Olivierre and published by The Olivierrean Experience (T.O.E.)


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