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Roads and Romans Poem 1 Roads Poem 2 Romans Two poems by Bev Smith and Arthur Vaso Form: Double Inverted Verse Please read the poem “Roads” by Bev Smith first! http://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/roads_672480 In fact the best way to read these poems are side by side. Romans As our journey begins We never look back Roman soldiers march only forward To New worlds and conquered lands We travel with Swords and hearts Naively believing Both are needed To feed our lies We learned Lessons of greed and condescension Others wept As we flaunt our power Yet we gave back many good deeds Laws and roads Wine and dreams Truth or deceptions We haunted them all Saddled with civilization We gave culture and art Yet I the soldier still wonder The right of our cause Taking these tranquil moments So that I gaze back to our past Confirmations abound On balance we advanced our faith To better this precarious world To discover life’s heartbeat Every road we marched We advanced the human cause We seek To expand The Roman Empire For Bloody Caesar

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Date: 5/24/2015 8:56:00 PM
Yes, it is the reason that we travel.
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Date: 5/23/2015 8:28:00 AM
I enjoyed rereading this one Arthur.
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arthur vaso
Date: 5/24/2015 8:28:00 PM
Thanks Richard
Date: 5/15/2015 9:52:00 AM
I have walked along old Roman roads. It is amazing to walk through cities that were constructed so long ago. I enjoyed this collaboration.
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Date: 5/24/2015 8:27:00 PM
Thanks Richard, and yes, is it not wonderful discovering history like that while traveling!!
Date: 5/15/2015 7:38:00 AM
Very good collaboration, Bev and Arthur. Congrats! PS. I'm sure there's some way you can present your works side by side in both of your pages.
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Date: 5/24/2015 8:26:00 PM
Thank you Dear Kim, how is Jim? Is he keeping trim?
Date: 5/14/2015 10:16:00 PM
Interesting Arthur a great collaboration both of you.
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Date: 5/24/2015 8:25:00 PM
Thank you kindly Afolabi
Date: 5/13/2015 1:10:00 AM
Well done Arthur and Bev - you have created a unique form - congrats t you both:-) Hugs Jan xx
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Date: 5/24/2015 8:24:00 PM
Thanks Jan, just trying to catch up on all my reading here!!! xxx
Date: 5/12/2015 11:38:00 PM
Well I couldn't read them side by side....on my phone....but did my best to quickly go from Bev's to yours....amazing
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Date: 5/24/2015 8:23:00 PM
Buy another phone!!! problem solved!!!! :) Cheers
Date: 5/12/2015 11:37:00 PM
I love these types of poems -- your insight into the roman mind . . . the human mind . . . how often we convince ourselves that our cause is the correct one . . . the last four lines punch it home. Nicely done! 7 You and Bev make a great duet!!
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Date: 5/12/2015 11:57:00 PM
( sneaking in ) Thank you David . Bev :)
Date: 5/12/2015 11:01:00 PM
Love this piece Arthur . The Double Inverted Verse is very unique ..... Bev :)
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Date: 5/12/2015 11:03:00 PM
Why thank you!!!!!!! :)