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The Emperorís Suicide🎻

As Nero did play  
All night and all day  
While Rome burned away,  
The queen could not sway  
His mind gone astray: †
ďCaesar! †Hear, I pray!  
Tis death if you stay  
A high price to pay,  
Go now from this fray  
Thereís no other way,  
Or soon they will say  
As one mind to slay  
The Kingís heart, display  
Thy head on a tray!Ē  
She saw in dismay  
Mad Nero betray  
The god heíd portray, †
Denied as hearsay.  
Eyes opened he lay  
In bloodied moon ray.
Copyright©️Jade Pandora 2018. †All Rights Reserved.
Written by Jade-Pandora (jade tiger)
Published | Edited 21st Mar 2018
Author's Note
ē My 2nd piece written for & entered in the DUP competition ďNight BluebirdĒ which is the hostís poem form he created, hence the repetitive rhyme scheme at the end of all 20 lines of 5 syllables each, all part of this style of verse. ē My 1st entry in the comp, also published, is ďThe Generous WhoreĒ.
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