“Respect”

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Greece
Through Harold’s Lens:

You
All alone
Huddled in the dark hallway
Of building 14G.

His tender arm
Comfort
Care
Concern
Compassion.

Frail
Fragile
Full of love
Wise in ways.

Oh wise one
Let him help you!

His arms will guide
His legs will walk
His eyes will see
His heart will love.

You and he will slowly enter
with grace and style.

You
Spiderwebs of experience
Surrounding your eyes
Him
Youthful abundance
hugging your hip.

You
Not alone anymore.

“400 Years”

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Greece
Through Harold’s Lens:

Tradition
Pageantry
Ceremony
Proven valour.

The Evezones
Elite light infantry unit
Greek Army trained
Honor Guard.

Famous around the world
Men, hefty beefy
6’3”
Solid muscle.

Slow motion
Synchronized movements
Hourly
Changing of the Guard.

Parliament Building
Syntagma Square
Tomb of the unknown soldier.

Unique uniform
Recall Greek history.

Kilt
98 feet of cotton cloth
400 pleats
400 years of Ottoman occupation.

Clogs
Red leather, black pompons
Soles, 120 nails
Weight, 7 pounds.

Elite Presidential Guard
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