I’ve had Rome
Ancient streets
Hewed stones
Up and down the avenue

I’ve had Rome
Thru dark streets
And Pizza joints
Beautiful strollers
Bikes and buses
Gelato stores

I’ve had Rome
Cesar stood where I walked
Paul was beaten
Peter was beheaded
Christianity flourished
In Rome

I’ve had Rome
The Forum was full
The Colosseum still stood
Caught many busses
And ate great food

I’ve had Rome
Espresso quick
And that’s about all
I walked the Tiber
And loved all I saw
I’ve had Rome

Clay Corvin    3/22/04