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Saturnalia

Saturnalia

The Romans celebrated
Sweet Saturnalia
and the Christians waited
for the birth of their god
who suggested a mass production
not wine flowing end of Winter
But the birth of a nation
where beginning and end is the same
start as you mean to go  on
end in shame sweet Saturnalia beget
a son of purity and  gain
a  conscience of pure myth
a culture filled with emptiness
no pagan worship of their god
but filth and gainly enterprise
to kill a man  before he grows
The Roman calendar forget
the myth comes with driven cries
onward soldier and acquire
then happiness awaits
save us from the fire
But Saturnalia is fate
trust the end and not a mire


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  1. Date: 4/14/2011 6:49:00 PM

    Welcome to Poetry Soup.. enjoyed reading your very creative poetry tonight ..with it's interesting theme... hope your time on P.S. will be fun and filled with sharing with luv..

  1. Date: 4/14/2011 1:50:00 PM

    Your form is Verse or Free Verse. ;)

  1. Date: 4/14/2011 1:49:00 PM

    Very interesting topic I had to research it. Thank you for the learning experience. Light & Love

  1. Date: 4/14/2011 11:51:00 AM

    I would like to welcome you to PoetrySoup David. Please keep writing and sharing your poetry. I wish you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. Love, Carol