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Spanish conquest

Segovia, Segovia, proud city on a hill,
So steeped in ancient history, your beauty charms me still.
The Roman aqueduct remains a marvel to admire
And cobbled streets wind upwards to the golden Gothic spire.
You boast a princely palace with a fairytale allure,
And cultural traditions which from time long past endure.
Yet something greater draws me to the city of Madrid-
For architecture can't compete with bread rolls stuffed with squid!*


* Madrid is famous for its culinary speciality of calamari(squid) sandwiches

'H W Longfellow Inspired Poetry Contest' : sponsored by Julia Ward:

One original poem on the theme of Segovia and Madrid. 

Light verse only.

Compulsory names within the poem - Segovia, Madrid.

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