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The City

July 5, 2011
By WriterFanatic PLATINUM, DesMoines, Iowa
WriterFanatic PLATINUM, DesMoines, Iowa
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Favorite Quote:
A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.
By Gandhi.


There is a city
built on a cliff
that overlooks a harsh, dead sea

There is a city
whose walls are made with bones
and caked with monster's hearts

Yes there is a city
where ten thousand mean, woman. and children, broke their backs
to build a temple that reached the heavens

Oh what a city
that defied conquerors for a thousand years
yet fell to one in a day

In a breath
becoming hell for gods and men

Yet
In this city

love resides

a beautiful glorious passion
that wiped away the darkness
and sent demons scurrying back to those dark places in the hills

In this city
there is a stirring of eyes
a quiet
like the silence before dawn



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AriShine GOLD said...
on Jul. 11 2012 at 11:11 am
AriShine GOLD, Norcross, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
"Whatever you are, be a good one." -Abraham Lincoln

This is a lovely poem, great imagery. Keep writing!


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