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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Hannibal

Carthage’s warriors marched behind Hannibal,
Skirting the Mediterranean Sea;
Crossing the Pyrenees cost men and animals
But he kept on till they reached Italy

Publius Scipio ordered the Roman force
“Stop him before he can make it to Rome!”
Quick-thinking Hannibal altered his army’s course
Frightened the Romans and threatened their home

In the end, he couldn’t hold what he occupied;
Beaten, disgraced, he found no victory
Cornered by Romans, he opted for suicide—
Died in the year B.C. one-eighty-three

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