Day: November 8, 2011

MEASURE OF THE MARATHON

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With so much opposition all around,

When everyone is against this thing or that,

And the ties that once bound us in union,

Hang loosened to trip us off track,

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There comes the N-Y-C Marathon,

That gloriously democratizing event,

To renew our faith in what’s possible,

And connect us to what we best represent,

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Those qualities that make us all human,

Each in our own flawed way,

As we strive to ennoble these vessels,

While holding time’s ravages at bay,

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By taking on the difficult pleasure,

That no amount of money can buy,

That only can come from the doing,

Even as the cynics demand to know why?

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