What Was The Reason (Durham)

a magnet for tourists
on many a 'bucket list' 

in a setting so pretty
one not to be missed

its cathedral and castle
the meandering 'Wear'

the centurys of history - 
perhaps you're studying here

maybe it's your city 
the place of your birth

with family connections
and a lineage to unearth

the Vikings took the relics
of St Cuthbert - and in greed

sought those of the scholar
the venerable Bede

a key city to take
when the hords did invade

fought to ravish England
its countryside to raid

with religion came a calling
that your God inspired

for pilgrims a journey 
that your faith required

as you sit and contemplate
on this famous cathedral lawn

...what was the reason
you found yourself drawn?

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