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When nature takes a turn for the worst
grumbling rumbles shakes 
great balls of fire falling 
in her tears black snowfalls

Burning smell of sulphur 
rolling down the mountains 
they salute death rivers of flames
the chariots of Hell's fire

Crying infants wailing out
embraced in their mothers arms
held together with fathers
They roared to the Gods for help  
falling silver ashes remains 

Imagining God had forsaken them
as the skies disappeared from their eyes
falling into the darkening death vision
Their universe plunged into darkness

Victims they felt death falling upon them
A deadly feeling they are the children 
cursed by the damned volcano
No where to run
No where to hide
They stop and the black ash swallows them
like a carpet of night forever gone 
but always remembered in hearts 
the fall of a great city of living history 
truly will live forever in the archives of time 

I would be the Celtic gladiator  


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  1. Date: 11/27/2014 5:02:00 PM

    Dear Liam: Well done. It feels as though this was happening and your were there! All the best then, Leon.
  1. Date: 11/27/2014 2:49:00 PM

    One might arrive to the conclusion you were there witnessing this catastrophe dear, Liam as Pliny the Younger this day of August 79 AD. A seven my dear for this superb poem!
  1. Date: 11/27/2014 2:42:00 PM

    A true story brought back and told through the words of Liam. They shall never be forgotten.
  1. Date: 11/27/2014 2:04:00 PM

    Liam Me Mate!! A most wonderful dark pen indeed of Pompeii. A great depiction of a most terrible event in history. This is one for the Leprechaun Archives most definitely!! Good Be On Ya' Mate!! Gary
  1. Date: 11/27/2014 1:23:00 PM

    Ow what dark moments..What a dey feeling indeed.Hope We ll never experience another Falling Citty.Your verses took me there Liam.Excellent post.Happy thanksgiving!!
  1. Date: 11/27/2014 12:52:00 PM

    brilliantly penned depicting the destruction in that horrendous event Liam. Pompeii is a place I would love to visit one day:-) hugs Jan xxx
  1. Date: 11/27/2014 12:30:00 PM

    Fantastic write, Liam. You captured the horror that must have been that day well. Great write.
  1. Date: 11/27/2014 12:28:00 PM

    My very dear Liam, this is an excellent piece of poetic very sad history you've penned here with your golden pen! Very dark and sad but well described my very dear friend. I really enjoyed reading it for you.A 7 +++++! Have a very wonderful evening! :) Love and hugs! ^0^xxxx D.