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The Roman Senate's Gore

Updated on May 2, 2014

The Roman Curia became a church.

Once soaked with blood, as Shakespeare dramatized

For us, Great Caesar, shocked, was stabbed, then lurched

And died. And Romans were antagonized.

From this so many have philosophized

Of fame and tyranny. O, be not like

The Caesars with their lusts. They moralized

Perhaps, but were not truly wise. A pike

Of gospel truth sent flying--now the strike

Does pierce the pagan breast-decisive! Here

The preaching did prevail--the sermon like

A sword divided joints and marrow. Fear

Lest Roman ways return. Be sanctified!

To pagan Roman ways--O, be not tied.


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