• djehanepoetry 18w

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    As a child, my next-door neighbors were the pharaohs of
    Ancient Egypt who left their mark on
    The whole Egyptian landscape!
    On this spot, the monuments built by the three Kings:
    Cheops, Kefren, and Mykerinos stood tall, magnificent, and
    Indestructible. Built of huge blocks of stone,
    The apex topped with granite,
    The pyramids fascinated tourists and were
    The ideal destination for camel drivers and horsemen to take
    Their riders! When people reached the plateau
    Of Giza overlooking the city of Cairo,
    They were not only spectators, but also
    Witnesses to the legacy of past centuries.
    Although modern bystanders, they, somehow, participated
    In the exceptional life of the ancient Egyptians.
    They glimpsed at their glory, at such a mysterious way of life,
    At their extraordinary mausoleums reaching the sunny sky
    Of the Egyptian desert... How fortunate was I to have such
    Glorious neighbors, whose distinguished civilization
    Kept my young imagination relentlessly engaged!
    Who knows? King Tut, the boy King, could possibly
    Have been a distant relative of mine!