A Very American Coup By Michael – Louis Ingram, Editor-in-Chief...
Ain’t To Proud to Beg
I know you wanna leave me, But I refuse to let you go If I have to beg and plead for your sympathy, I don’t mind coz’ you mean that much to me Ain’t too proud to beg, sweet darlin Please don’t leave me girl, don’t you go Ain’t to proud to plead, baby, baby Please don’t leave me, girl, don’t you go
– The Temptations “Ain’t to Proud To Beg“NORTH CAROLINA (BASN) — Some considered it a relationship between two jolted lovers. They had been together for seven years.
They were High school sweethearts. He was the Homecoming King. The City’s beloved prince. He was well-spoken, rich, and quite charming. Everybody loved him and adored him.
Why? Because he was a hometown boy, who had made it big.From the outside looking in, they looked like the perfect couple. A match made in heaven.
Everybody, in fact, expected him to get the city of Cleveland a ring straight out of high school. But when he didn’t, the people said, don’t worry about it. Be patient. You have plenty time to tie the knot. Besides, you are still young.
You have plenty of time for all of that. Enjoy life a little.
But after seven years of shacking up together, the relationship seemed to be falling apart. As a result, the city of Cleveland began to feel uneasy around a person whom they felt so comfortable with.
Now, small disagreements turned into big arguments. As a result, the familiar face they loved so much became a stranger in the room full of people.
They, in fact, felt a little disappointed when they saw him wearing a New York Yankee hats and Dallas Cowboy tee-shirts along the sidelines. Why? Because they felt like they were losing their small hometown hero to the glitz and glamour of the big city lights.
He was their first priority but they had become his second option. They wanted him to settle down and he wanted to explore other destinations. And then on that long and dreadful trip to Boston, they accused him of cheating as sat on the bench.
“You quit on us!!” they screamed.
With a blank stare, he seemed to look right through them and smirked at their allegations. But despite his denial, they kept hearing the rumors coming from the media and the tabloids.
As a result, they tearfully read story after story about him dining with the Russians in New Jersey. They even overheard him on the phone having late night conversation with city-slickers from Chicago.
Their worst nightmare was coming true. He was cheating on them with another city. He was planning on leaving them. But despite all of the evidence, every time they asked him if he was leaving, he nonchalantly said, “I would never leave you. I love you.”But as soon as he restored their faith and trust in him, they discovered several scandalous pictures of him in the “Big Apple” rubbing elbows and shaking hands with a couple “snakes in the grass” in the Garden in New York.
“How could he do this to us?” they thought to themselves.
As they tried to erase the images of his infidelity out of their minds, they came across more photographs of him hanging out in night clubs in Miami and Los Angeles on the internet.
The photographs of him in Miami night clubs were so damaging that they brought the city of Cleveland crashing to their knees. It seemed, as if they had wasted seven years of their lives trying to please this man.
But now his backstabbing and betrayal was driving them all mad. As a result, they started snapping and ripping down all of his pictures off the walls like a woman scorned.
And eventually they allegedly grabbed a golf club like Tiger Woods‘ Ex-wife Elin Nordegren and started swinging and breaking all of his MVP trophies.
As they cried in a room full of smashed up memories, they went to the local bars, trying to drink their pain away while nervously smoking cigarettes before turning on the big screen television in order to watch ESPN.And there he was, their ex-lover, on national television, proclaiming his love for another city. Her name…… Miami.
Shockingly, he didn’t even have the nerve to call to them. They felt like a bride on her wedding left at the altar. They felt so embarrassed.
As a result, in a jealous rage, they grabbed all of his clothes out of their closets like Angela Bassett in “Waiting to Exhale” and got a can of kerosene and lit a match and watched them all burn in flames.
As his clothes burned and smoke filled the air, heartbroken, they wrote a love letter that turned into a hate letter and posted it online promising to reveal all of his secrets and expose him for who he really was…..
But after their summer love affair ended so tragically, the city of Cleveland still haven’t gotten over him. Because deep down inside, they still love him….
So Thursday night, they finally got to see his new fiancÃ©e or his new team as he came back home for one night only.
Now I’ve gotta love so deep in the pit of my heart And each day it grows more and more I’m not ashamed to come and plead to you baby If pleadin’ keeps you from walkin’ out that door