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A Roman Tale

By Roy Merritt

Caesar had seizures but Brutus cut him no slack
And though he claimed he was his friend
He stabbed him in the back
He'd taken over the Senate 
And they thought he was a jerk
But Brutus himself seldom showed up for work
And soon Augustus and all of his crew
Knew for certain what they should do
And Brutus knowing there was a reward
He did what he must and fell on his sword
Auggie and Antony had become allies
Though both secretly Caesar despised
They just wanted the crown they each did conspire
To wear the laurel to lead the Empire
Augustus took the west and Antony went east
And soon with that woman in Egypt he'd feast
She tempted him with her sweet delight
She herself had Rome in her sight
And Antony you know his wife he dismissed
Forgetting that dame was Auggie's sis
A foolish thing for a man to do
He bit off more than he could chew
And mounting an army he did something dumb
And Auggie crushed him at Actium
Back in Egypt Antony did flee
Hoping once more that woman to see
Knowing now he faced but strife
Antony too took his own life
And Cleo losing him lost her grasp
And she herself caressed an asp
And now they're celebrated for breaking the rules
But if you ask me they were just fools

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016

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