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The Ides

If today, bad luck collides
With ordinary living,
You can blame it on the Ides
And be a bit forgiving.

For this date forever will be
Marked as one of woe,
Even if misfortune never
Picks this day to show.

Certain superstitions seem
To stake a lasting claim.
The Ides of March is surely one,
And Shakespeare is to blame.

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  1. Date: 3/17/2013 3:28:00 PM
    The Ides come more than once a year in lives filled with dismay. Shakespearean drama has the stage in every single day. To find contrition in the soul when curtains finally draw. Is more than some can handle when their nerves are just so raw. Happy Ides. :)

  1. Date: 3/16/2013 6:44:00 AM
    Yes, Shakespeare ruined this day forever. It's my dear friend's birthday, too, and she must be nervous, wherever she is. Heh. Happy SPD tomorrow!

    Martin Avatar Jeremy Martin
    Date: 3/16/2013 6:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    (I'm pretending like I wrote this yesterday)
  1. Date: 3/15/2013 4:06:00 PM
    Well done indeed! Shar

  1. Date: 3/15/2013 12:43:00 PM
    Oh yes the ides of march , I almost for got about them .. this is super Ilene xx

  1. Date: 3/15/2013 9:31:00 AM
    Ilene, as the saying goes: "Shakespeare - you owe me a coke." I'm trying my best to return the compliments you continue to pay me regarding Marshlands, Made to Wonder Why and others. I'm from Tampa but still living & working in Alexandria, Egypt. I love and dearly miss all the woods and wetlands FL has to offer. Much of my poetry is a reflection of homesickness and memories of those wonderful surroundings. So glad you asked and sincerely...Well done on the poem "Ides." Terry