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Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Higher Ground

The stones
of the Acropolis

Are mighty stones,
Weighty stones

Some cracked,
Others stained

Stones of time, tribute
Majesty and merit

Set upon higher ground.

Blue-gray stones set
Above the sea

Above the hill,
And then the world.

They are like
what we imagine
Democracy might be

Majority rule,
Minority rights

Free, fair elections
Cooperation,
Compromise.

Blue-gray stones
set above the world
to remind us

That democracies
have flown,
are fleeting.

The stones
of the Acropolis

Are mighty stones,
Weighty stones,
Set upon higher ground.

© Gil Hoy

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Gil Hoy is a Boston poet and trial lawyer who is studying poetry at Boston University through its Evergreen program. Hoy received a B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science from Boston University, an M.A. in Government from Georgetown University, and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. He served as a Brookline, Massachusetts Selectman for four terms. Hoy’s poetry has appeared, most recently, in Ariel Chart, The Penmen Review, Right Hand Pointing/One Sentence Poems, The New Verse News and Clark Street Review.

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