The Ides of March
Every culture has its special calendar days of note
We have Easter and Christmas, and the day we vote,
The Romans marked their calendar for the 74th day
Festivals and gatherings made it a special holiday
It was known as the deadline for settling up debts
And, historically, it became a day of Roman regret
On March 15 [on our calendar], Julius Caesar was killed
And, as a result, Rome ceased her empire to build.
It was a critical turning point in ancient Roman history
Much surrounding the event, to this day, is a mystery.
[The Ides of March]
Written March 30, 2022
for "This or That, Vol 11" Poetry Contest
sponsored by Edward Ibeh
Copyright © L MILTON HANKINS | Year Posted 2022
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