Guest Author: “Leaping Lanny Poffo”

Welcome today to “Leaping Lanny Poffo”–have a glimpse into the poetic soul of “The Genius” of the World Wrestling Federation, from his new book Wrestling with Rhyme!

Cover Leaping Lanny Poffo

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When I was just a little “Leap”

I’d try to get an autograph

Of all the greatest wrestlers of the time

Well, some of them weren’t all that bad

But some were too important

And I knew right then and there, that was a crime

Fame is just a fleeting thing

And if you let it swell your head

Life has a way to take you down a notch

So many times I’ve seen a bum

Who used to live in glory

It’s been that way since Hackenschmidt lost to Gotch*

It really doesn’t take too much time

To sign a piece of paper

And time is never wasted on a youth

We’re equal in the eyes of God

In spite of our publicity

(I’ll bet He’s not impressed, to tell the truth)

*First recognized World Heavyweight Wrestling match

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