For those who don’t know (not many!!), I spent the last couple of days in Rome. I’d always wanted to go to Rome, to see the sights, the ancient Roman ruins like the Coliseum or the Pantheon. I was blown away when I saw the said monuments, overawed by their size. St peter’s blew me away and i felt an almost religious reverence when i was there , near to the supposed tomb of St peter. all in all, apart from nearly being killed by motorbikes, it was a phenomenal trip. i wrote a poem as i was that inspired. Hope you enjoy!!
Hail Roma, I climb your 7 hills,
I walk your warren of narrow streets.
I bask in your sunshine,
Your sky a shawl of azure resting high above.
Ave Roma, once mother of the world,
I marvel at your many monuments,
Marble reminders of past glory,
Marble reminders of a brutal decline.
Roma, home of saints, martyrs and pontiffs.
The domes that crown you show you have a new Master,
Now a bride, a Virgin mother,
Rather than the 7 header monster.
Arrivederci Roma, do not despair.Take comfort as despite your age,
You still have the power to astound me, To inspire me, inspire the world.