ODE TO THE BOSTON CHAMPION

Meb Boston 2014

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Through clamorous towns at a headlong pace,

You raced this day into Copley Place,

Where with arm thrust high,

And church bells pealing,

You wear a wreath of glory,

Though head still reeling.

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The distance you ushered,

The pain you endured,

Your flag now flutters,

Must all seem a blur.

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But honor’s all yours,

This Patriot’s Day,

In this oldest of marathons,

As men shout, “Hooray!”

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And though crusted with salt,

Legs seized with fatigue,

The scene’s one to savor,

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