Broken Beginnings by Emma F.

Cracked buildings rise from the rubble
Broken fragments of the past
Littered among the glass shards
A long time ago
Wealth flowed from this ground
People sang, Monuments were built
But now they lay lifeless
Ashes from the past
Are trickling together 
To form new beginnings
To fill new purposes
To reach a new height
To defy their past and create their future
Their glory wasn’t from never falling
But from rising when they fell