Of Mesopotamia

He refused a tribute would 
not pay homage to Nineveh 
on the Tigris river
King Hezekiah of Judah

On the hill at Lakish fortified
ready bristling battlements allied 
by the kingdom of Egypt he
waited for us

By the might the power of 
Sennacherib and Nisroch our 
winged eagle we plundered 
countless cities carried off their 
people horses mules camels
oxen sheep

Hezekiah would not submit to 
your yoke now our war 
machine at his gates Assyrian’s 
show no mercy

Assault the city with mud
ramps for the engines our
archers and spearmen slaying
defenders but Sennacherib 
bravely they fight raining 
down fire and rock but no game for
our Assyrian Army

Before you Sennacherib these 
prisoners ask for mercy but
as they kneel we behead
them for our god skin
them alive impale them 
on the battlements a lesson for
them all and history 

Now they come
With the gates down

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