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Shields were ready

gates were drawn

the ramparts of my heart were strong


great the walls

that hid within

treasured gold and precious gems;


Lined upon

the towers high

soldiers ready to fight and die


steely thoughts

that guarded sure

the heart against assault endured;


Battle lines

drawn up tight

armed and steeled, the banners bright;


Nary a foe

had come so close

to breach the walls that held back hope


'til sighted on

the far horizon

glimmering sunlight shimmered and shined;


The walls they trembled

at the sound

of wheels and hooves that shook the ground;


Like Priam seated

on his throne

safe, secure from all unknown


my fortress felt

impending fear

from horns that sounded nearer and nearer;


Fires were lit

in soul's dark night

the camp was pitched, an awesome sight;


By morn the battle

had drawn nigh

the fight to save the city I


had struggled long

to hold, protect

resistance had but little effect


'til brought before

the gates outside

a Trojan hope I could not hide;


While somewhere in

the long cold night

the gates were parted and brought inside


the grand deception

soon unleashed

the trap was set, the heart impeached;


The foe no longer

held at bay

crept within and soon betrayed


the city long

entrenched in lies

that stood aloft in fear's disguise


fell but in

a single day

the guard let down, all swept away;


The fires raged

for days they burned

treasures plundered, heart oer'turned


and in the burning

ashes lay

shards of inward pottery


which held a heart

that dared to risk

the battle lost, to no profit;


Naught to do

but rebuild walls

laid low at last in love's downfall;


Thrice as high

and thrice as strong

thrice as guarded, thrice as long


thicker and harder

foundations laid

my Trojan heart that hope betrayed.

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