David Lewiston Sharpe

Rookie (November 11th 1976 / Oxford, England)

At The City Gates

No war-machine or ram, nor Jericho-shouts and blasts
Will bring these city gates and walls to crumble down;
Though yet, says time, no proud eternal city lasts.

What war, how many armies, will cause to tumble down
These firm defensive walls? I’ve sent them all to die
It seems – a sad achievement’s humble crown,

Too quickly won. Not heard without, the voices cry –

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