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View From The Hill
21 June, 1999
author: Rebecca Ditch-Hammack (aka Dreamer)

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The castle walls stand high
Overlooking the great valleys below
One can hardly believe the great wars
Once fought behind these walls

Now a city stands where once was open land
Brownstone fortress, protection's front
It stands overlooking all that it once was
Proud of it's rewards to watch the country side

Majestic rooms once adorned with tapestries
Now barren of the splendor
A single painting overlooks
The fireplace once warming stands empty

The castle once filled with life
Stands cold now alone as a treasure
Tourists fill it's once busied ruins
Only a glimpse of the place it once was

But still it stands watching over it's protected
So many lives taken and lost there
It's walls slowly relaxing pebble by pebble
Preserved, it's majesty remains

------- Author's Notes -------

Inspired by my trip to Scotland. The most wonderful castles stood in memory of a long past time

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