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Cleopatra and Mark Antony Cleopatra fell in love with Mark Antony She became ruler of Egypt by Antony's decree. Forced to flee Egypt, her rumored suicide plan... She let an asp kill her over the loss of her man. Antony so beguiled by love for his Queen's desire Giving her much land provoked Roman senate's ire After Cleopatra became Mark Antony's wife He thought she was dead, so he took his own life. 1-15-19 Note: After Caesar's assassination, Cleopatra set her sights on the dashing Roman general Mark Antony. The two began an affair, resulting in twins in 40 B.C. Antony wed Cleopatra in 36 B.C., and appointed his new wife ruler of Egypt, Cyprus, Crete, and Cyria. This abuse of power so outraged the Roman Senate that they denounced him a traitor. After losing a major battle at sea, Antony and Cleopatra were forced to flee to Egypt in 31 B.C. In desperation, Cleopatra spread rumors of her own suicide. Antony, unaware of her plan, stabbed himself to death. When Cleopatra heard of this, she took her own life by inducing a poisonous snake to bite her.

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Date: 1/27/2019 3:30:00 PM
Although history was written by her enemies, she must have been quite a lady. Like Nefertiti, those who walk in beauty are vilified for ever after. Aloha! Rico
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Date: 1/25/2019 8:48:00 PM
i am also fascinated on Cleopatra. But my poem didn't win. CONGRATS.
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Date: 1/22/2019 3:25:00 PM
wow, what an awesome pair of clerihews
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Date: 1/21/2019 2:58:00 PM
Hello, Connie. :) Strange I should visit today and see this poem of yours...I have just finished watching a documentary on this legendary love affair. Congrats on your win! My very warmest regards as always. :) john
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Date: 1/21/2019 10:30:00 AM
Oh, the similarities between them and Romeo and Juliet is a great part of the tragedy factor that make your cherihew's memorial. Very creative and symbolic. Poetry yawns, I mean Poetry hugs ... CayCay (even if I did yawn it was a 'poet' yawn (me), not a 'poetry yawn' (you.) Once again I'm tired enough to get the giggles. My adult will write you soon. Love ... CayCay
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Date: 1/19/2019 11:56:00 AM
Excellent and love the piece of history that you included with it. love phyl
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Date: 1/19/2019 9:25:00 AM
Dropping back with my congratulations on your win connie:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 1/18/2019 4:54:00 PM
Awesome Clerihew, Connie, congratulations on your win..
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Date: 1/17/2019 11:00:00 PM
Hi Connie, I don't know how I missed this clerihew! You chose a great couple. It was well written and had good rhymes and content. Excellent job! Congratulations on your winning write. It was well deserved:-) Alexis
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Date: 1/17/2019 7:00:00 PM
great seeing this one again on the winner list. BIG congrats, Connie.
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Date: 1/17/2019 4:37:00 PM
Your tragic Clerihew ended with a happy finale, Connie - a deserved podium finish! Congratulations! Regards // paul
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Date: 1/17/2019 2:24:00 PM
Congrats Connie! Your interest and knowledge of history is evident. So well written.
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Date: 1/17/2019 1:18:00 PM
Wow, congrat's; it is well deserved. Tragic poem; tragic history. Nevertheless, well done.
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Date: 1/17/2019 1:07:00 PM
Hi Connie, Congratulations on your win. Hugs, Jennifer.
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Date: 1/17/2019 1:05:00 PM
Hi Connie, Such a great poem - almost a Romeo and Juliet story or the old West Side story which was my mom's favorite film, even maybe a Bonnie and Clyde story. Love is beautiful, but it seems that some take love a step further, they become desperate and dangerous and sadly death becomes the only option. Really a lovely, lovely (sad) poem Connie. Poetry hugs, Jennifer
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Date: 1/17/2019 10:09:00 AM
Ni Connie, congratulations on your win in the contest with this wonderful write. One of the most Iconic love's in history. An iconic tragedy given your creative flare, reads winner. Love the content, an excellent write Connie. Have a wonderful Thursday. Hugs....Mike. XX
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Date: 1/17/2019 9:05:00 AM
Connie, congratulations on your win in the contest, what a great and tragic couple to write about, their love must have been so great ~
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Date: 1/17/2019 6:10:00 AM
Creative winner. Way to go with this one. Congrats on your win. Sara
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Date: 1/16/2019 9:50:00 PM
A royal Romeo and Juliet couple! Congrats!
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Date: 1/16/2019 8:32:00 PM
Hello Connie … I had never followed up on how this piece of history occurred, however you short explanation certainly is helpful - thank you Connie - Lindsay
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Date: 1/16/2019 7:05:00 PM
Connie: Congrats for your well-deserved win! Also thanks for the accompanying history lesson! I appreciate your kind comments re my win in the contest - Bob
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Date: 1/16/2019 6:51:00 PM
I knew there was a connection but I knew none of the details of their romance. Congratulations Connie. Love, Joyce
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Date: 1/16/2019 5:01:00 PM
An excellent Cherihew poem, Connie, on such a historical and tragic love story! Congratulations on your fine placement. Hugs, Sandra
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Date: 1/16/2019 4:02:00 PM
I enjoyed reading this lovely clerihew, Connie, very well written with great imagery. . Hugs Eve ~`*
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Date: 1/16/2019 3:40:00 PM
Great clerihew, Connie. I love the notes you added. That is some story, never knew how that all went down...lol Congratulations on your placement :) Charlie
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