A Lasting Lesson from Torino

Remembering what one snowboarder is trying to forget

Seems she got a little cocky
right before the finish line.
Just a hot dog spreading relish
thinking “Hey, it’s showboat time!”

She had gold within her pocket
if she’d only played it straight.
But she didn’t have it in her
so we watched her bow to fate.

Like the Good Book says quite clearly,
there’s a price to pay for pride.
When you try to land your snowboard,
you will likely flip and slide.

That’s a lesson from Torino
that we should not soon forget.
Unrestrained and spendthrift egos
tend to lead to needless debt.