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Ides of March

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Ides of March

Oh those cursed Ides of the 15th
they brought Julius Caesar death
the soothsayers warning unheeded
mamuralia  chased beaten out of city

His clothes animal skins and rags
they set about this scapegoat with glee
hitting him with large wooden sticks
once he was driven out feasting began

All the while in natures ways
comes the madness of march hare
watch as they circle the fields
frequently stopping to box

All this to attract a mate
or is it just wind up their tails
be as may the sight one that stirs
and those mad winds bluster and roar

March arrives full of fury roaring displeasure
and soon is time to sacrifice the Ides Sheep
to bring forth Spring on the vernal equinox
and wave goodbye as march leaves like a lamb


This year the vernal equinox is not on my birthday but on the 20th
Vernal Equinox heralds in spring and the poor Mamuralia is an old man dresses in skins
making him a scapegoat traditionally beaten out of the city to kill off evil the 15th of march
is the date of Caesar s   death as foretold to him by a soothsayer

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  1. Date: 3/3/2014 5:46:00 PM
    March is one of my favorite months, because my birthday is on March, 4th, which happens to be tomorrow! Now I see that you have a birthday coming up this month, too!...I really enjoyed this poem. The history surrounding this month is very interesting. A great write, Shadow!...Thank you very much for the kind comments. :)

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 3/4/2014 4:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for the birthday wishes, Shadow. I hope that your birthday on the 21st will be a wonderful one, too! Hugs :)
    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 3/3/2014 6:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    mine is on the 21st happy birthday for tomorrow Kelly hope you have a wonderful day ty so much hugs
  1. Date: 3/1/2014 1:39:00 PM
    No doubt you are in birthday mood,first the tiger sign and now this;I am happy for you Shadow,may the Lord keep guiding your steps with success and happiness.Great as usual.

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 3/3/2014 7:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    not really feeling well enough Kayod5 my diabetes is playing up have had to go on to insulin. so tired all the time have slept most of today. doc says as sugar levels drop I will feel much better hugs
  1. Date: 3/1/2014 7:59:00 AM
    - Shadow, I had to check this with the vernal equinox - An informative poem to read. - Well done! - "Vernal Equinox in Norway 2014 - 20 March 2014 5:57 p.m. PST - Vernal Equinox occurs at the moment the sun crosses the celestial equator from south to north. - "Heaven Equator" is the imaginary line in the sky above the earth's equator. "- Have a great weekend. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 3/1/2014 8:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    - Yes, I read that - you're right :) .... (no birthday ....) // huggs :)))
    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 3/1/2014 8:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    it is a moveable date Anne Lise ranging between the 19th and the 22nd of march this year it is on the 20th so beware of druids and witches. Witches do still sacrifice at the various Equinox's druids will not harm you but interesting to watch their ceremonies hugs
    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 3/1/2014 8:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    not my birthday yet Ronald that is later this month and I am certainly no shrinking scared Juliette lol ty Hugs
    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 3/1/2014 8:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    - OH ... HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! - BIG HUG!! :)))))
  1. Date: 3/1/2014 7:48:00 AM
    Happy Birthday Shadow, you could have easily been called Juliette. Take care Ron