To be a champion is to be great.
And to be a role model that is a pain.
Cassius the golden one, Muhammad became the nation’s chosen one.
Your loved and then you are hated, unpatriotic, a radical, a Muslim he betrayed us.
But tides turn and America loves winners.
You may have not have worn stars and stripes but winners are forgiven.
Returned you became the greatest.
But ego is a powerful thing and sometimes it betrays us.
Your last fight it was the hardest. Your dignity it lasted.
You always did it your own way.
Never bowed or hid away.
Would you do it all again today?