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

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.