Golden Ageless

Nostalgic for a golden age, gone innocence and peace,
the artists and philosophers of ancient Rome or Greece,
the statues, pillars, silver, gold, and endless marble halls
- all absent as utopia behind these dreary walls.
Imagine what the world would be - the pageantry and poetry -
if we could keep the best of it for now and all posterity.

Golden Ageless © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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Submitted: October 23, 2020