Leading To Rome Or Manassas

All roads lead to Rome
(Or Manassas). The Vandals,
sacking the temples
the libraries, white-columned
those old Halls,
we children of the
Germanic Hordes who,
speaking their tongue, mark
exits and miles
(to Manassas)
all the World crossed
and mapped, but the roads
do not lead to a Place
even many Places: Rome lies in
ruins beneath the
progress.

Keep your eyes open
(Thru' Northern Virginia)
you may not
pass this way
again. All roads lead to Rome
(Manassas)
But not
From it.