The Castle

Isabella Bolger

A long ride to a distant place 

A castle 

on a small hill 

all crumbled and worn 

history 

the castle has gone through 

many things 

war 

sadness 

isolation

I think of this castle

all its been through 

and how it still stands 

and maybe 

war after war  

sorrow after sorrow 

isolated again and again 

in the end 

can I stay standing 

like the castle 

on a small hill