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I The Castle
21 June, 1999
author: Rebecca Ditch-Hammack (aka Dreamer)

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I the castle have seen the fall
I have seen the rise to power
I have watched as the flags hit the ground
I have seen as the blood has spilled to the earth

I know of the peoples greed
I know of the pride and glory
I know of the driven love of the land
I know of the horrors unnamed

I have seen through these windows the ends of so many
I have watched the tortuous deaths
I have seen the kings fall and rise again
I have seen demises planned

I have heard the pipers battle songs
I have heard the marching to the time of the drums
I have heard sound of the swords upon flesh
I have heard the cries of the damned

I have seen the births of great kings
I have watched so mighty be crowned
I have watched them marry and watched them die
I have listened as the multitudes mourned

I the castle have seen it all
I have seen the glory, the death, the pain
I stand witness to what is, and has been
And only as silent reminder, I remain

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

Inspired by my trip to Scotland... Sometimes you can't help but wonder what the wondrous places so many hundreds of years of age would say, if only they could talk

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Comments on this poem/writing:

Haven (70.20.52.12) -- Thursday, January 27 2005, 09:48 pm

awsome

I really liked this piece as a hardcore medieval lover myself! Good work!
 
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