Marble jungle

There was a time when you lived in a divine prison
not permitted to touch a horse
to sleep three nights outside your own bed
to look upon an army

A holy man in a marble jungle

There was a time when they took your plight
they took your money
they took your safety

A common man in a marble jungle

There was a time when pirates held you hostage
you promised to crucify them
you were a man of your word

You returned to your marble jungle

The rest is history, they say
Your pen as mighty as your muscles
you wrote your own

There was a time when you were deified
Before that
You got stabbed

You died in our marble jungle

Caesar

The prompt for day 3 of #NaPoWriMo 2016 was to write a fan letter. I wouldn’t call myself a fan exactly, but I’ve just been to Rome and that city is on my mind.

 

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