* ... Royal Romans** ... Royal Romans by DarkSaxeBleu
lend me your ears
as the history now
before your eyes clears;
the classic tale is a portrayal
of great intrigue and betrayal
but just what went on - on Ides of March?
We might guess ~ t'was a charade,
a diplomatic game, démarche:
senate's dominoes cascade
which healed the land
through sharp peaked shards ...
Oh? ... Was it really so?
For theatre it was, an ominous
play the going on; ardent statesman
did not get flayed, no body burned,
no grave's displayed -
as only just in recent year
with a clap, a gasp and cheer -
accounts in Caymans have been found
with growing interest, to gold bound,
from 44 BC: even archaeologists agree
that surely we do need to mention
this is a substantial pension
for its rightful appointee!
while senators were hunted down
upheaval gave the way to Crown;
''Can't have one without the other''
Augustus pondered - and so rather
took what he thought suits him best:
a laurel-leaf ~ it does not become
to an immortal wraith; a God -
▌▌ ▌▌▌ Once a philosopher, twice a pervert.
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Cave ab homine unius libri ... "We are all one. Ours is not a better way, ours is merely another way." ~ Neale Donald Walsch
Had he but spar'd his Tongue and Pen, He might have rose like other Men:
But, Power was never in his Thought; And, Wealth he valu'd not a Groat:
Ingratitude he often found, And pity'd those who meant the Wound:
But, kept the Tenor of his Mind, To merit well of human Kind:
Nor made a Sacrifice of those Who still were true, to please his Foes.
* Verses on the Death of Dr. Swift.
... Digging up dead people. ... For study purposes!
... CORRECTING THE GAPS in our COLLECTIVE MEMORY.
... For FUN, really.
''... Best way to come to the heart of the matter is to stick a knife into it.''
''You mean to say exactly what you know; but in reality you are giving expression to what is, in all essential particulars, an hypothesis. You do not KNOW it at all; it is nothing but an hypothesis rapidly framed in your own mind. And it is an hypothesis founded on a long train of inductions and deductions.'' ~ T. H. Huxley.
''Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. Quand la populance se mele de raisonner, tout est perdu.'' (Reason can justify everything - it is its winning trait - and a deadly flaw ...)
LIFE'S MOTTO: (one for Reality, one for Illusion)
~ Bumbulum magnum - vince pecunia. ( = Fart great - win money.)
~ Teneant omnes cervisia et evomere postea. (= Hold all the beer and vomit afterwards.)
bayes.wustl.edu/etj/music/m7h.… - read it.
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