Ziggurat

Ziggurat

A Poem by The Iron Horseman
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Ziggurats versus pyramids

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A ziggurat is not a pyramid.

A pyramid is not a ziggurat.

The difference is important.

I'm glad we're clear on that.


Newscasters don't know the difference,

Most folks just don't care,

But if you're high up on a pyramid,

Don't try walking round the square!


On the other hand,

If it's a ziggurat you're at,

You can party on the terrace,

And still have room to swing a cat.


Don't build a water-slide on a ziggurat,

You will probably break your back.

You could build one on a pyramid,

But you will likely take some flak.


“What's in a few serrations?”

I believe I hear you say.

Try using a saw with no teeth,

You'll start seeing things my way.


A pyramid is not a ziggurat,

Despite what the newsies say.

A ziggurat is not a pyramid.

The difference is as plain as day.


Pedantic or what?


They may share a common base,

They may have a similar form,

But ignorance isn't bliss,

It's just the current norm.


Particularly for news media!


If I were a ziggurat,

I'd want my proper name.

Human sacrifice took place on me,

That's my claim to fame.


Restore me to my former glory,

Use me as your bleachers.

Learn how to spell my name,

And teach it to your teachers.


Z-I-G-G-U-R-A-T


What? You still don't care?


Ziggurat, out!



© 2017 The Iron Horseman



© 2018 The Iron Horseman


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Wow, great knowledge exchanged xD
Ziggurat is not a pyramid, and pyramid is not a ziggurat. Lesson learnt. Won't ever forget it. Lol.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The Iron Horseman

3 Years Ago

Good. We wouldn't want to offend any ziggurats, would we? :D
Zoya

3 Years Ago

Hah, definitely not xD
I got in an argument with a friend once. I was on the losing end. Why? Because I was American, and he was Akkadian!

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The Iron Horseman

3 Years Ago

Eh, what? I thought Akkadians came from circs 3000 BC. Surely you're not that old, Paul? :D
LMAO - um....tell me how you really feel. Now, don't hold back, just let it all out.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The Iron Horseman

3 Years Ago

I'm glad you liked it. It is a particular favourite of mine, but I'm damned if i can tell you why! l.. read more
The things you learn on this site. Do you think the architect who did the plans for the Ziggurat was a bit of a lazy bugger. Or ahead of his time in party themes.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The Iron Horseman

3 Years Ago

Nah, he just didn't know how to build scaffolding! :D
Poetic License

3 Years Ago

I can't imagine!

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Added on May 3, 2017
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Tags: ziggurats, pyramids, humour, satire, newsmedia, ignorance, zigguratsrights, humor, poetry, poem

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The Iron Horseman
The Iron Horseman

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