Fortress on high, stands fortified

Tower of the valley and countryside

Bow and arrow, sovereign sword

Comfort chamber, homely lord


Magnificent halls of grand prestige

Throughout the ages castles besieged

Guard protection, tall high tower

Stronghold defence of such great power


Order of the king, show loyalty

Rebellion against the royalty

Blacksmiths, merchants, products sold

Working life for adult role


Wealthy lords and active knights

Poor pheasants of lesser rights

Assembling of the scaffolding

Labours loading, strong building 


Distant castle stands remote

A gatehouse, keep, chapel, moat

Conquered lands, mass invasion

Rebuilt towns of restoration


Written by Geraldine Taylor ©