London/Derry

Our guide seats us on the time worn smooth stones of the ancient wall
huge and never breached defense ringing round the city
pointing to the areas of strength and even of potential weakness
the eye of a native strategist
sun sinking low, golden cast upon
this historic landmark
monument to English and Scottish optimism
for holding out the Irish hordes

Please, he says
bringing us to our feet in conclusion
please tell all of your friends to come visit us.

It is safe here now, we are safe here now.

He smiles, a jolly fellow, opens his beefy arms to virtually embrace us all 
this many times winner of the annually awarded Best City Guide crown.

Please tell everyone, he implores
to come to Derry
there are no more bombs and bullets flying here.

We need your help
we need tourism now
really need your business
to survive.

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