Jonzo Bandwagoner Poems
|42.||Berry Of Blue||10/7/2006|
|45.||Drama Of The Theater||7/3/2006|
|46.||Nonsense, Or Perhaps A Wonderful Despair||7/4/2006|
|47.||Never Grow Old||1/30/2007|
|48.||From The Journal Of A Polish Immigrant,1901||3/20/2007|
|50.||Ms. Homecoming Queen||10/7/2006|
|51.||I Need A Dictionary||10/7/2006|
|52.||Wanderers In A Dream||6/5/2006|
|53.||(i.E. A Sudden, Stark Outburst)||11/15/2007|
|54.||The Ballad Of Sparta||6/8/2006|
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The Ballad Of Sparta
Men of old in shining armor,
Brand their swords and ride like thunder,
Cities quake; behold their tremor!
Xerxes turns toward Greece.
Men and women and starving children,
Run like fire and ne’er turn back,
Cities burn; behold their splendor!
Xerxes gives the word.
At his word those men in armor,
Take their torches, flaming archers,
Cities fall; behold their grandeur!
Falls in fire and stone.
Men of Greece in flight and flounder,
Who will stand for home and country?
Cities drop; behold their outpour!
Of men and cattle ...
Years ago we played together,
Two cousins with life and smiles.
Roller coasters, we were six,
And the world was ours to explore.
The secret places; we'd laugh together,
Time's embrace was foreign and gray.
Poems we'd sung, games we'd played,
What an age! Up, up, we went... and away.