Tuesday, 7 July 2020


Elevated higher than you and I
On a pedestal
A plinth
A marble base
Glorifying one above another.

Whatever the cause
Whatever the reason
How is equality achieved
When such venerated persons tower above
Those they have served
Those they have led
Those they have exploited.

Do away with such icons
If we are equal, we are all equal
Let no one look down on another
Make no one look up to another.

Celebrate and commemorate
Events and actions
Turning points
In our history
But let us not elevate
Men and women to a higher status
Than they deserve.

Donald James Dolby ©2020

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