Day: November 8, 2011



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,


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,


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,


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?