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    Troy

    Of course, no modern map will show you that place
    Once a symbol of wealth, beauty, grandeur and grace

    I don't know how many of you can guess it right
    But if you've read the Greek mythology, you might

    Without an iota of doubt it would be Troy
    I'd read about it when I was a little boy

    Walking through those well-planned streets would be a pleasure,
    and who wouldn't want to see king Priam's treasure?

    A candlelight dinner with Helen would be great,
    but to be interrupted by Paris, I'd hate

    Cassandra's future predictions would frustrate me
    But Andromache's a woman I'd love to see

    After spending time inside, I'd love to venture out,
    and see what the great Greek Armies are all about

    From a distance, I'd watch the great Achilles train
    From going too close to him, I ought to abstain

    The crafty Odysseus would also be found there
    To ask him about his plans I would never dare

    Away from his conference I'd prefer to stand
    and see a small wooden horse in his sturdy hand

    With a great zeal, I'd inspect the sprawling Greek Fleet
    But Menelaus isn't someone I'd love to meet

    Come what may, I'd stay away from Agamemnon
    I'm afraid he'd catch me and use me as a pawn

    Would I love to witness the war? I can't say
    But yes, to see blood all over, I wouldn't pay
    ©charudatta_kelkar

    @miraquill
    It's not the architecture or any other physical aspect...
    It's the people ... The Trojans and their opponents... that fascinate me...

    @writersnetwork I hope this isn't ignored


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    A candlelight dinner with Helen would be great,
    but to be interrupted by Paris, I'd hate

    From a distance, I'd watch the great Achilles train
    From going too close to him, I ought to abstain

    The crafty Odysseus would also be found there
    To ask him about his plans I would never dare

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    ©charudatta_kelkar
    ©odysseus_2