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Ah, Caligula!

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Ah, Caligula!

Ah, Caligula!
To history known,
Germanicus, excessive extravagance in Rome.
Delation must fall as thou rise from thy throne,
the senate quakes amidst the undulation’s tow.

Ah, Caligula!
One should never be avid,
or accept the as-is, as in to be average.
-Thoust be what all there be ever that is,
and the ego is eyed as the drive toward the passage.

Ah, Caligula!
Wake the pomp, raise the flair,
Our life in all's but a starlight there.
Summer, which oft leaves to Fall leaves,
endures in the sunlight, and that is no folly.

Ah, Caligula!
The ages belong,
to they who remember and keepeth the song.
Stake these words not to a lascivious nature,
but to what he leaves Earth, and save words for later.

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  1. Date: 11/1/2010 12:12:00 PM
    It was my pleasure to read your amazing writing today David. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/31/2010 7:48:00 PM
    Thanks Doris, although I've been here since 2007. Haha

  1. Date: 10/31/2010 5:32:00 PM
    Nice ending sentence, I enjoyed it. DaVID

  1. Date: 10/31/2010 5:12:00 PM
    enjoyed reading your work and welcome to poetry soup.