Insignificant Empire (***PUBLISHED*** page 29 of Black Hawk VOICES 2011)

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**** One of my first published works written for a college poetry class in 2011, published in the yearly issue of BHC Voices, a yearly collection of top-rated writings by current students*****


 


I say to you, I am Cesar.


Welcome to my home


It may look like just a house to you,


To me it is my Rome


On my windows hang not curtains


Nay, on the rod are pretty togas


For the light & breeze, be ye certain!


A chair this is not,


But my great & mighty throne.


A floor lamp? Nay, a column


My vinyl kitchen floor, made to mimic stone.


Outside you’ll find my chariot, filled with garden dirt


My roses are Cleopatra, & the aphids are her asp


The fence becomes my Coliseum,


The mower is a Gladiator, chopping down the grass


Be not my delusion’s Brutus,


But let me just pretend.


For one second I am something,


More than just a friend.

existential pathos
At times we all evoke the dream of crossing whatever our 'Rubicon' happens to be and hear the heralds loudly declare: 'veni vidi vici' as we enter the gates in glorious triumph.

Hail Caesar!

Very nicely done Lauren
  • July 27, 2013
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