Constantinople

Constantinople stood for
Nearly one thousand years after
The fall of Rome.

Now it is an ancient ghost
Beneath the streets of
Modern Istanbul.

From the ashes of greed
The empire faded away
And London arose.

From the fire of a new rebellion
Royalty lost its grip
And New York arose.

The republic was reborn
And darkness would no longer
Conquer the land.

But in a new age,
Which is Rome?
And which is Constantinople?

by Cody McCullough

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