David Semenske

Rookie - 192 Points (9/17/58 / Milwaukee, Wi)

The Castle - Poem by David Semenske

As i walk through these ruins
From a land long ago
My inquisitive mindwanders
To and Fro

If these walls could talk
The stories they could tell
Of times so good and not so well

Of plans and schemes
to replace kings and queens
of battles long ago

Of marriages of convience
Or forbidden romance
Under a mistletoe

Mans need of greed
with Power as its seed
As they waited for their hour

for fortune and fame
Playing a dangerous political game
the defeated had to go

To the dungeons for treason
what was the real reason
for going down below

unwritten history
That makes the story a mystery
Things they didn't want us to know

For history is a mystery
written for the victor
So we will never know

Oh, if these walls could talk

Topic(s) of this poem: history

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Inspired by a facebook Friend who visited Petra.

Comments about The Castle by David Semenske

  • Unwritten Soul (8/16/2016 11:48:00 AM)

    Oh the poem really is a beautiful work that you should proud to say a tribute to Petra, the mystery city in Jordan (Report) Reply

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  • Liza Sudina (11/20/2015 12:17:00 AM)

    If these walls could talk -But all th information is inside your heart! Lovely poem! ! And nice video - I liked Napoleon and a girl in green most! (Report) Reply

  • Jr Cuyam (9/30/2015 12:59:00 AM)

    If these walls could talk.. nice poem. I enjoyed reading (Report) Reply

  • (8/3/2015 12:22:00 AM)

    Love the last two verses, your words make so much sense! Great, enticing thoughts, making me think. Thank you for sharing. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (6/9/2015 10:45:00 PM)

    Great write! If the ruins could speak, definitely we would hear a different story! (Report) Reply

  • Godfrey Morris (6/9/2015 7:12:00 PM)

    Awesome write. Some great thoughts. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, March 6, 2014

Poem Edited: Saturday, September 13, 2014

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