Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Our Greek World

The tides of the sea
Brought Persians to Marathon
Where the shores
Were defended by Athenians
Outnumbered in this war
10 to 1
But numbers and odds
Though boding ill
Did not matter
Athenians fought upon that beach
For one thing
The future of the Greek nations
And the cost of such
Is beyond calculation
Let the future commend the past
For its survival