Liilia Talts Morrison

(August 20,1937 / Estonia)

Alexander the Great


There was a man whose span of years
Would never reach too far
Unlike his conquests of the world
Led by a lucky star

They say he spawned a million dreams
In hordes of downcast souls
Who heretofore had been denied
A chance to reach for goals

They say he had an eye so blue
It almost matched the sky
The other was reputed dark
Though none had seen them cry

They say he fondly would embrace
The customs of the East
Encouraging his troops to blend
In oriental feasts

When Egypt fell under his spell
They made him king and god
And even age old enemies
Would give this man their nod

They say so many cities bore
His name and honored ways
A man, a hero, conqueror
Though sickness cut his days

He was no brutal man of war
But loved to learn and read
Absorbing, sharing cultures, ways
By higher laws decreed

We will not conquer lands or seas
Be crowned as trumpets blare
But we can learn from strangers' ways
Like Alexander dared.

Submitted: Thursday, April 18, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

I wrote it

Comments about this poem (Alexander the Great by Liilia Talts Morrison )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Steps Of Purpose, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  2. Whispers Of Ancient Parables, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  3. Unanswerable 3, Frank Avon
  4. Being Enlightened, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  5. Unanswerable 2, Frank Avon
  6. Unanswerable 1, Frank Avon
  7. As wrong as right, Cee Bea
  8. Incense On Fire, sallam yassin
  9. The Canine, Justin Reamer
  10. Remaining In The Shadows, brandy taffner

Poem of the Day

poet Sir John Suckling

Dost see how unregarded now
That piece of beauty passes?
There was a time when I did vow
To that alone;
But mark the fate of faces;
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Elizabeth Bishop

 

Member Poem

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  3. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  4. Nothing Gold Can Stay, Robert Frost
  5. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  6. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  7. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  8. If, Rudyard Kipling
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  10. Invictus, William Ernest Henley

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]