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The Queen of Sheba
ollylama

The Queen of Sheba's walking down
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A road a hundred miles long
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Thinking of the king she left behind
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The desert's lonesome and it's bare
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Her heart a heavy solitaire
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She'll walk alone, she doesn't care what she'll find
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'Cause the more she’s missing him
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The more she’ll be kissing him
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Going down to Abyssinia in her mind
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The king of Judah's pining for
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The long lost lover he adored
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Who came and robbed the cradle of mankind
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His kingdom's fallen all around
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Blood has spilled upon the ground
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His wisdom gone, her theft has left him blind
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Now all he does is dream of her
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Even as Palestine is burned
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He'll babble on, still drunk on palace wine
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'Cause the more he's missing her
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The more he'll be kissing her
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Gone down to Abyssinia in his mind.
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The Prince of Sheba's come to town
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To meet the bearer of the crown
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The tender of the tree that made him wise
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But the temple's broken and it's burned
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Twelve sons stolen, they won't be spurned
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He'll march on Babylonia in disguise.
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'Cause the one who frees the king
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Will be the long lost son succeeding him
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Cyrus, sire, please let our people rise.
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Or we’ll take you through the wind and brush
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To a desert ignominious
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Down to Abyssinia in her eyes.
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This poem is taken from my novel "Abyssinia," which can be downloaded for free at www.oliverbenjamin.net/writings.html.

25 May 05

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L30 should that be in quotes? I like your title, and the content of this. It's captivating. Word of advice, don't rhyme on this poem. It doesn't seem like it should, even if it's by accident. Nontheless, it's good
 — Lilac

you are one hell of a romantic.
 — hank

olly, love this poem. who's cyrus?
 — hank

cyrus was the persian king who freed the jews.
 — unknown

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