Monuments Of Men



we wonder.

The stones testify,

that man created works.

Men gone now, but immortalized,petra

in glory they stand; we marvel.

Speaking to us in long dead tongues,

we need not decipher, to understand their language.mayan

Was here they lived and died, leaving monuments behind,

the human spirit does not languish, life looks to continue.

We, their descendants, an unbroken lineage, are humbled by their spirit,

volumes have been written about kings magnificent deeds; kings did not labor.



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4 thoughts on “Monuments Of Men

    1. Thanks so much. I appreciate the comment. I deviated from my normal formula. I wanted to try something different. That last line was the hardest, but the last part seemed to sum the whole thing up..
      Thanks again. I haven’t written anything in awhile.

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  1. Your poem is thought-provoking and a testament to the human spirit. Those buildings ‘speak’ to us of the beauty, strength and resilience of spirit and the desire to leave a mark in this world. Yes, they do indeed ‘speak in long dead tongues…’ and we are humbled and full of awe. Very profound, Kathleen!

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    1. Thanks Marie, I was trying a different technique of writing, and again I have found out that I did it incorrectly, but I am glad that you understood my intent, so form doesn’t really matter if someone was able to understand what I meant to say.

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