The Phoenix

Chattanooga Times

From the land of ancient Egypt,On the banks of storied Nile,Comes a lesson, old and musty,To keep our hearts from guile.A lesson fraught with wisdomAnd love for you and me;For all who, having ears do hear,And having eyes, do see.

It was fabled in that country(In the town of Pe Ra On),That a bird of brilliant plumage,Most fair to look upon,Came flying to the cityOnce each five hundred years,Was welcomed by the peopleWith prayers and joyful tears.

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