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Ides of Time

Updated on November 27, 2011

Crashing waves down upon the bow
Deep furrows dark across my brow
Sun bitten sting of salt in wounds
Sailing blindly into the darkened hue

Strange songs serenade from the sea
Calling me to the depths of disbelief
Cymbals crashing like angry waves
A cacophony of memory reaching from the grave

Ides of time for me are marching
My last parade to Pompey
Ides of time for me are watching
In my own kingdom betrayed

Ides of time for me are unchanging-
The prophet says there is no end
Ides of time are strangely setting
A dark sunset painted in red

The prophet cried, “kings would fall”
Beware the Ides in Caesar’s hall
Flowers of spring bloom tragedy
My name now forever in litany

The crashing waves pull me down
The faces of fallen kings surround
Surreal now was it just a dream?
What was it the prophet said to me…

Ides of time for me are marching
My last parade to Pompey
Ides of time for me are watching
In my own kingdom betrayed

Ides of time for me are unchanging
The prophet says there is no end
Ides of time are strangely setting
A dark sunset painted in red

Chad Taylor ©


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      Terry Bedard 

      7 years ago

      Wow! You outdid yourself with this poem! I could hear the tempo growing louder as I read through the stanzas. Your rhyming is fabulous! Very well done!

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      Nikki Wicked 

      7 years ago from Louisiana

      I just love your writing!

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      Cassandra Mantis 

      8 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

      A very colourful and passionately written piece. Very stirring and evocative. Great writing, Chad!

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      steady hands 

      8 years ago

      I am a writer too. I have been reading your work. It encourages me to not give up on my own.

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      8 years ago from Lebanon

      amazing !! one of my favorite line is this [ides of time are strangely settingA dark sunset painted in red]

      Loved it and probably would keep on rereading it for a while :D voted awesome :D

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      Pastor Dr. Carlotta Boles 

      8 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

      LOVE IT!!!!!!!! GREAT POEM! I admire those who write poems. Hey when you get a chance, come visit my hubs.

    • Chad A Taylor profile imageAUTHOR

      Chad Taylor 

      8 years ago from Somewhere in Seattle...

      Thank you Nell and great to see you again too!

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      Nell Rose 

      8 years ago from England

      Hi, loved the powerful words to this poem, nice to see you back. cheers nell


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