The Day when it no longer mattered #poetry #DC


It had gone on for so long.

they had forgotten when and why

what had begun with a message

had all drowned and died

the monuments they say

were locked and chained

the ducks long gone

little they feared the rain

a city whose beauty

had once been so tall

putrid sod and dirt

now covered the Mall

men rise and men fall

history stands to repeat

foolishness’ remains undone

at crumbling feet

It had gone on for so long.

they had forgotten when and why

what had begun with a message

had sadly drowned and died

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Photography: “A Mere Image (of Washington’s Monument)” and “Lincoln’s Boot” ©L. Moon 2013

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13 thoughts on “The Day when it no longer mattered #poetry #DC

  1. I really liked this poem. I think it calls on us more to be more appreciative of what we have because it’s not a permanent guarantee, no matter how great it is such as this city.

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