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Thursday, 30 December 2010

To be a Citizen of Rome



To be a citizen of Rome
Pay my tax and live the life of Rome
I share lands with the Emperor


Colosseums, and gladiators pay homage 
With sweats and blood and we chant
I am a citizen of Rome; a privilege that comes with


I am with royal
Not by royal blood, but by association
I am a citizen of Rome


What price paid
To have my harvest ransacked 
And be left with emptiness of wealth


I am a citizen of Rome
To be made privileged by wisdom 
And be insulted by the same


I gave to Caesar
Life and religion, had their share
But Caeser has got new ideas now


Brain box ticks, lights on
To rob me of my spoils, 
20% to rob me of my value added


Did I not pay with my grains
Before leaving the fields
He takes 20% of my bread, after bakers bakery


For what reason, I know not why
To have been bleed dry, like a gladiator
Just to be a citizen of Rome

14 comments:

  1. I saw your explanation of what your poem is referencing. You did a good job of describing your displeasure. Thanks for sharing yourself.

    Gayle ~

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  2. well illustrated piece.
    best wishes for your efforts.

    Happy 2011.
    Thanks for the contribution.

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  3. interesting piece... thanks for sharing

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  4. We are all ex patriots of Rome in so many ways! Fascinating perspective in this poem!

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  5. well-done! the more things change, the more they stay the same... :P

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  6. very candid and raw thanks for sharing you're a great writer!

    http://peachpitproduction.wordpress.com/2010/12/07/darkness/

    happy new year!

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  7. thank god ur born now.. in ancient rome they wld have had ur head for this :p.... really expressed ur angry well... Cheers!!!

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  8. nice political piece, brings a hankering for renewed engagement through "social disobedience"... thanks for sharing

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  9. great! mine for this thursday- http://fiveloaf.wordpress.com/2010/02/14/hunger/

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  10. Wow...I really like this one. Thank you so much for sharing

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  11. YEAH!, you win The Celebrate Poet of 2010 Award

    Happy Sunday!
    Come to our potluck tonight,

    Theme: Journey and the road ahead.

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  12. I agree with tuffikaffa fabulous job!

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