The Ides

Written by: ilene bauer

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.