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carabest



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2005 11:56 pm    Post subject: Poem about Alexander Reply with quote

Alexander dead at thirty two
Graced the world but for a moment
Son of Zeus Ammon
Or perhaps of Phillip
Military genuis, phylanx leader, inspires us still

Caesar, Napoleon and Hitler
Seeking kingdoms greater than that conquerred by a god
Forgetting their own mortality
Tried to emulate one whose grace and majesty
Cannot be immitated or acquired

Son of Olympius, snake handler, worshipper of Dionysius
Barbarian woman of Achilles line
Mother to a god
Or perhaps not
Charged high rent for nine months lodging
Did he hate you, love you, or both?

Who were you and of what did you dream?
To see beyond the next mountain
Meeting the next enemy and making them your friends
Loving beauty in all that you saw
Hephaistion, Barsine, Bagoas, Roxanne and Stateira
And yet, at the end, you died alone amongst many
You left us an empty legacy
since you could only find enough breath
to say, "to the strongest" at the end of your journey

Mighty Alexander, accept this offering, this libation
In the spirit intended
May we seek only to know you and give you praise
for you are truly Alexander the Great.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2005 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice Carabest Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2005 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow .. that's great. Awesome Smile Exclamation Exclamation Exclamation Exclamation Exclamation
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cindoo15



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2005 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice. Thank you for sharing it.
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carabest



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2005 1:45 am    Post subject: Poem about Alexander Reply with quote

Glad you enjoyed it! Very Happy Razz Very Happy Razz Very Happy Very Happy Razz
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2005 1:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Razz Razz very good, its a beautiful poem Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2006 1:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

apelles has written a nice poem. Come on, Janie, post it Smile

I have written one, too. But I have to find it. Then I'll post it.


Come on everybody. We can post here our poems inspired by Alexander. I'm sure you have written some Rolling Eyes
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carabest



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2006 5:13 am    Post subject: Poem about Alexander Reply with quote

What a great idea! Come on, join in. Surely there are other poetic souls out there! Rolling Eyes Razz
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apelles



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2006 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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joanna wrote:
color=red]apelles[/color] has written a nice poem. Come on, Janie, post it Smile

I have written one, too. But I have to find it. Then I'll post it.


Come on everybody. We can post here our poems inspired by Alexander. I'm sure you have written some Rolling Eyes

Now Joanna,s dropped me right in it!I,m really no poet but if everyone will be kind and not die laughing,I,ll post it.......if I can find it.After all nobody reads this stuff.....do they?
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Alexandros_19



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2006 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

apelles wrote:
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joanna wrote:
color=red]apelles[/color] has written a nice poem. Come on, Janie, post it Smile

I have written one, too. But I have to find it. Then I'll post it.


Come on everybody. We can post here our poems inspired by Alexander. I'm sure you have written some Rolling Eyes

Now Joanna,s dropped me right in it!I,m really no poet but if everyone will be kind and not die laughing,I,ll post it.......if I can find it.After all nobody reads this stuff.....do they?


Come on, I want to see those poems, please. Smile
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joanna



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2006 12:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Come on Janie, we know you're not a poet. You are an excellent painter, though. And painters are artists so they can write poetry, too. Why not ?

HONESTLY I like your poem. If you can't find it , I have kept it. I can post it for you. Tell me.

I have written a poem about Alexander but I can't find it Confused We seem to have mislaid our poems, Janie .If I find it I will think about posting it. You know I care about you. I don't want you to laugh to death Rolling Eyes Laughing
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Alexandros_19



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2006 1:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

joanna wrote:
Come on Janie, we know you're not a poet. You are an excellent painter, though. And painters are artists so they can write poetry, too. Why not ?

HONESTLY I like your poem. If you can't find it , I have kept it. I can post it for you. Tell me.

I have written a poem about Alexander but I can't find it Confused We seem to have mislaid our poems, Janie .If I find it I will think about posting it. You know I care about you. I don't want you to laugh to death Rolling Eyes Laughing


I hope you both haven't lost your poems on purpose. Confused Laughing
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joanna



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2006 1:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes
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apelles



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2006 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alexandros_19 wrote:
Joanna wrote:

I have written a poem about Alexander but I can't find it Confused We seem to have mislaid our poems, Janie .If I find it I will think about posting it. You know I care about you. I don't want you to laugh to death Rolling Eyes Laughing


I hope you both haven't lost your poems on purpose. Confused Laughing

Of course we did. Laughing Laughing Laughing I should have known there was no hiding place on this forum.If I put mine up it,s on the strict understanding that Joanna has to post her,s!
Right,here goes,for better or worse.It,s about my idea that history isn,t about dry,dusty books stuck on a shelf,but it,s about people who can speak to us directly even though we,re separated by thousands of years.

The Gates of Time.

His fame burns like a shooting star,
No dimming memory,
The gates of time are open and from far,
Alexander speaks to me.

He speaks to me of ancient days.
When all his dreams were real,
And as I hear I stand and am amazed
At what he will reveal.

A golden boyhood,laced with pain,
A mother,s loyalty.
A burning need to leave a glorious name,
A soul-mate,s fidelity.

He tells of hardships and of joy,
And victories hard won,
And like Achilles at the gates of Troy,
The legend has begun.

The Oracle and heaven,s fire
Say he is Ammon,s son.
The gods grant him his wish but then desire
Is quenched in Babylon.
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carabest



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2006 4:57 pm    Post subject: Poem about Alexander Reply with quote

Great job! Ok all you other poets ... let us see yours (poems, that is). Smile Very Happy Smile Very Happy
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