Fallen Empire - Poem by John Hardy
I was hurt before I said not again.
I built a fort stronger than a thousand men.
My heart was now safe in these walls made of stone.
like a great roman empire I was impossible to dethrone.
But these gates of iron turned useless to me.
because my weakness lied in the holder of the key.
You sneaked inside, no wars, no force.
you were my great empires Trojan horse.
my guard was down, you were inside.
I was exposed, I had nowhere to hide.
You stood so strong like a statue of great.
but I was weak, unknowingly sealed my fate.
You turn to my heart with a grin on your face.
this was my fault and now i must brace.
My walls have long crumbled its gates on the floor.
my forts are all down, a mighty empire no more.
inside its hidden chambers I hold tight my broken heart.
I let you down, but I will re start.
I will build stronger walls, higher outposts to see.
this will never happen again I promised,
believe you me.
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