Poem: long long ago

By: Milt Montague


long long ago before men
learned how to destroy
our only source of life
by their own stupidity….

lived two great empires
the Egyptians and
the Hittites of biblical fame

more or less peacefully
for many generations
except for occasional flare-ups

the Empire Of The Nile
and the Hittites of Turkey and Iraq
finally fought it out in 1275 BC

the bloody carnage at Kadesh
turned the sands red
ending in a draw
each side claiming victory

Egypt eventually was conquered
by Rome
the Hittites were destroyed
by local factions

history teaches us to make Peace
with our adversaries or……
face destruction !!





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