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Carcassonne

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'I'M growing old, I've sixty years;
I've labored all my life in vain:
In all that time of hopes and fears
I've failed my dearest wish to gain.
I see full well that here below
Bliss unalloyed there is for none.
My prayer will ne'er fulfilment know
I never have seen Carcassonne,
I never have seen Carcassonne!

You see the city from the hill,
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Monday, October 27, 2014
Topic(s) of this poem: life
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Michael Caudill 17 September 2016

Although there are only two places on Earth named Carcassonne, Carcassonne is more than a place (or even a board game): it is a destination, a seeking of fulfillment, or better yet, a state or mind. The old man died without ever seeing Carcassonne, but he was finally on the path to his ultimate goal, so maybe his soul was satisfied that the journey had begun.

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