A rondel for those with tire tracks across their backs… (and anyone wearing a yellow jersey).



I am not a sociopath,
I don’t give a rip what you say
about me. So what, when you play
with me you want to take a bath?

I’m your friend, but you’ll feel my wrath
If you EVER get in my way,
I don’t give a rip what you say.
I am not a sociopath,

I am a hero. Do the math:
the money I raised since the day
I was diagnosed will outweigh
any lives I’ve crushed on this path.
I am not a sociopath!



About Andrew Kreider

I'm a poet and musician,transplanted from London, England to beautiful northern Indiana. By day I am a stay-at-home dad with our three kids while my amazingly talented spouse conquers medical school one long shift at a time. At night, I'm a performer and trouble-maker. I love my life.

11 responses »

  1. Excellent Rondel!! Love that repetition of rip and plays with “path”

  2. I love the repetition, and of course I love the message in this very strong piece.

  3. haha no not at all…smiles…lol…great picture to go with this…and nice form…it raiss some interesting questions as well…do you discount the good he has done, even in light of the rest?

    • Hey, Brian. I think Livestrong has done a lot of great work, and that’s something we can all celebrate. But it’s hard to forget the collateral damage along the way. We are all such complicated beings, eh?

  4. The best Sociopaths deny their sociopathic stati! Hahaa loved the tongue in cheek feeling of this Rondel!

  5. Okay, Lance. Whatever you say!

  6. The dichotomy of life: balancing good and bad, so well expressed in your poetry.

  7. A tricky form poem that addresses a tricky newsmaker. Well done!


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