Drachma Rider

As a nation, Greece has a legacy second to none. After all, three hundred Spartans held off the Persian horde in ancient times to keep the western culture free. But in the modern era, the Greek people have drifted from the hard working outlook of their ancestors. Too bad largesse has taken over their lifestyle; which cannot be sustained. Period.


Things in Greece are rough indeed,

retired at fifty; leisure the dream.

and as I ride my v-twin steed-

seek to know the social theme.


Democracy – in Greece was born,

Labor hard for harvest’s horn.

Spartan grit kept others free;

I shift to fourth, it pleases me.


Can homes exist without some strain,

or gardens’ bloom absent His rain?

Strange ideas; all bring pain-

I swerve to miss an oil stain.


A once proud nation; unresolved.

To make time pause; the earth revolves.

My ride remains, and sweeter still-

when at my work; a job until…


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