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Abu Simbel

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Abu Simbel

Ramesses rules with an iron hand
a god beneath a blistering sky
Hittite chaff fell, he took their land
beneath his chariots wheels they die.
Hundreds were herded slaves all
to serve at the pleasure of the King
man or beast he claimed by might
and for his pleasure they did brawl,
chained, and claimed, few surviving.
He build his cities beneath death's pall.

Worshiped was he in temples true
his semblance graces Abu Simbel       
with eyes wide o'er a lake so blue
his gaze belays the infidels.  
Beside him she, Queen Nefertari
laid claim to a sacred place
held above all others was his wife
most renowned for her beauty
a love to last through time and space
may all true hearts pay such tariff.


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  1. Date: 12/28/2013 1:34:00 AM

    A LOVELY POEM by all standards,a deserved win

  1. Date: 12/26/2013 8:54:00 PM

    How did I know you would rule with this---Because Isaiah knows a winner when he sees one!!

  1. Date: 12/26/2013 7:51:00 PM

    Nice take on the interpretation and congratulations on the win, Deb

  1. Date: 12/26/2013 6:55:00 PM

    great write and win...congrats

  1. Date: 12/26/2013 6:05:00 PM

    You have done your homework !!! Excellent !!! Well deserved win, Debbie !!

  1. Date: 12/1/2013 2:05:00 AM

    As an amateur Egyptologist i enjoyd dis amazing ballade. Kudos. And warm thnx for d news.

  1. Date: 11/22/2013 4:50:00 PM

    Nicely written and alot of historical reverence to the write, good clear visual, loved it actually. thank for your comments on the anicent sport. cheri

  1. Date: 11/21/2013 10:22:00 PM

    Love historical poems, great write!

  1. Date: 11/21/2013 6:26:00 PM

    very informative write Debbie....well penned....

  1. Date: 11/20/2013 7:25:00 AM

    A good write Debbie. History poems make a good reading. I've greatly enjoyed this one. Friend, JM

  1. Date: 11/19/2013 12:41:00 PM

    mixing history with personal commentary creates a different, creative blend!... enticed, debbie..:) huggles

  1. Date: 11/19/2013 11:15:00 AM

    Educational work that you have penned about ancient Egypt..Don't know if it is intended for the contest or not but if it is reads like a winner to me..Sara

    Kendrick Avatar Sara Kendrick Date: 11/19/2013 11:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for stopping by..Your comments are uplifting..Sara
  1. Date: 11/18/2013 7:47:00 PM

    history and poetry? somebody has to do it.

    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 11/19/2013 10:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    true true, and I'm NOT happy with it, still thinking
  1. Date: 11/18/2013 4:03:00 PM

    Very nice how you made it historical, Debs. This contest is a hard one for me. But it's right up your alley. Especially since you were in Egypt and know so much about that area.

  1. Date: 11/18/2013 3:45:00 PM

    I see beauty and history together hand in hand Debbie, it's been a pleasure to read, love xxx

  1. Date: 11/18/2013 7:54:00 AM

    showing good knowledge makes this an excellent write Shadow x smile hug